Sunday, June 19, 2005

Adler punished for being in prison

Was Rodney Adler Set-up in prison by a person or persons unknown?

NSW: Sydney businessman Rodney Adler has been transferred to a higher-security prison as punishment for allegedly attempting to conduct business activities from jail even though people are sent to prison for punishment not to be punished?

But Rodney Adler is most likely being punished by someone else and this is just an excuse made up by the Department of Corrective Services Commissioner, Rotten Ron Woodham. Possibly for and on behalf of another person or persons unknown [politicians, NSW Parliament House.] Someone who resides outside the prison but who has links with the authorities and or Ron Woodham himself who can pull the strings and make the necessary arrangements.

If you ask me it would most likely be a government minister who's pushing the buttons but only an independent enquiry may discover the real facts.

So unless Rotten Ron can point us to the proof and then make that proof public then I wouldn't rush out to buy the departments story!

High profile prisoners in NSW have been mistreated like this now for some time and there is ample evidence of it in numerous cases including that of Ivan Milat and Phuong Ngo.

Where the Norm is Not the Norm: HARM-U

One case in particular that went before the Supreme Court of NSW R v Georgiou, 70317 of 2001, (1 December 2003).

The triviality of the alleged 3 phones he was suppose t have is only half the story - the Department could not factually verify that Georgiou ever had phones in his cell, had never investigated the matter, and had never charged Georgiou for such an offence.

Further, when examined by James J, John Salway for the Department conceded that he was 'not sure' whether the Commissioner had designated Georgiou because he constituted an extreme danger to other people (cl 25 (2)(a)), or because he constituted an extreme threat to good order and security (cl 25 (2)(b)), or both.

However, the Department and the prosecution were not finished -- there was another reason for the designation: 'Yes your Honour. On the basis of risk, perceived risk of escape, for the good order of the institution.'18

Unfortunately for the Department, or rather unfortunately for Konstantinos Georgiou who has now spent more than 16 months in the HRMU, the Department has never classified Georgiou as an escape risk.

Of course, for an E1 or E2 classification to be made pursuant to cl 24 Crimes (Administration of Sentence) Regulation, evidence would need to be tendered -- an unnecessary obstacle to Commissioner Woodham when designating 'high risk' prisoners.

However, as it became obvious to the court that Georgiou's placement was baseless, Mark Phillip Wilson tendered in affidavit:

The Department of Correctional Services says Adler was at one stage caught in such an attempt while pretending to help his children with their homework.

Adler is serving a two-and-a-half year jail term over the collapse of insurance company HIH and has been banned from acting as a company director for the next 20 years.

He was serving the sentence at the Kirkconnell prison camp but has now been moved to Bathurst Correctional Centre.

The Correctional Services Department say they have forwarded a report on his conduct in prison to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for further investigation.

But Similar claims were made by the Department of Corrective Services that police were going to interview Ivan Milat over some allegation but that never happened all that happened was there was a 'media release'?

So these authorities should forward the same report to an independent person or body to verify the claims they're making and if they don't show proof then they must come clean about what this matter is really about. And whether in fact this complaint was initiated by someone outside the prison.

Most prisoners of the Adler class would not get into any trouble in the prison system unless provoked or incited by the system itself or another less educated prisoner.

By Just Us 19 June 05

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