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Handcuff key missing for three days in notorious jail

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An investigation is underway after a handcuff key went missing from Queensland’s Arthur Gorrie jail.

Ray Hadley received a tip on Thursday that the key had been lost on March 15 and wasn’t found until three days later.

It’s the second time in a week the prison’s operator GEO Group has come under fire.

An extendable baton was stolen from guards at Parklea Correctional Centre last week and still hasn’t been found.

Queensland Corrective Services has released a statement following the incident:

“At about 5pm on March 15, a custodial officer at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre reported a handcuff key missing.

A range of searches were conducted throughout the facility before the key was located on March 18.

An investigation is underway, and, as it is considered a major security incident, GEO is required to provide a report into the incident to Queensland Correctional Services.”

GEO Group has a history of dismal administration at the Parklea facility and their contract has now been terminated.

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