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Staff member allegedly poisoned in Bathurst Jail

Corrective Services NSW has launched an investigation after a female staff member at Bathurst Jail reportedly found cleaning fluid in her milk last week.

Ray Hadley received an exclusive tip from a listener claiming the worker found her milk had been tampered with in the staff-only meal room.

The listener claims the shocking bullying incident isn’t isolated, saying a high ranking officer also threatened a junior employee with physical violence in front of other staff.

Corrective Services NSW has confirmed an officer at the centre has been suspended following bullying allegations, with an investigation ongoing.

Corrective Services statement:

“Corrective Services NSW has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying and misconduct in the workforce.

“We encourage staff with any allegations to report them immediately to their manager, or if criminal behaviour has occurred, to the NSW Police.

“As a NSW government department, we have an obligation to the community to ensure our public servants are acting lawfully and professionally at all times.

“All allegations of misconduct and bullying are referred to the Professional Standards Branch and the Strategic HR Unit.

“Allegations of assault or other criminal behaviour are also referred to police.

“If an allegation is proven, staff can face disciplinary action including dismissal.

“One officer at Bathurst Correctional Centre has been suspended following allegations of bullying. The investigation is ongoing.

“The centre is also investigating a complaint an officer made about their food on Friday.”

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