Attempts to convert inmates to Islam…


A gun shot and tear gas were used to control a brawl at Goulburn jail this week, which was sparked by attempts to convert inmates to Islam, according to a union official.

Key points:

  • Corrective Services confirms prison guards shot live rounds to try to break up brawl
  • Tear gas was used in second altercation
  • Union says initial fight sparked by attempts to convert inmates to Islam

New South Wales Corrective Services confirmed a live gun shot was fired during attempts to break up the fight.

The violence had been triggered by an Islamic prisoner trying to convert others within the prison, Steve McMahon, a chairman with the Prison Officers Branch of the Public Service Association said.

However, a statement from Corrective Services NSW denied the fight was religiously motivated….

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-14/nsw-prison-brawl-sparked-by-attempt-to-convert-inmates-to-islam/7628128

 

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