Serial killer Ivan Milat is getting a break from Australia’s hardest jail to bear a medical process in a Sydney hospital.
Officers from the acute high-security unit on the Goulburn Correctional Centre supermaximum safety jail escorted the convicted assassin to the Prince of Wales Hospital within the Sydney suburb of Randwick.
A supply near Ivan Milat’s household advised the ABC the 74-year-old has undertaken a sequence of starvation strikes in jail over the previous decade in protest towards his therapy by jail guards.
The ABC understands Milat is within the superior levels of most cancers after a number of lumps have been present in his abdomen and his throat.
It’s unlikely he’ll return to his cell at Goulburn Correctional Centre. The ABC understands preparations are being made to switch him, probably to a different jail reminiscent of Lengthy Bay jail hospital.
He has just lately misplaced 20 kilograms.
In a press release, NSW Corrective Companies stated “intensive safety and planning” was undertaken earlier than the 74-year-old was transported to hospital.
It stated Milat was searched earlier than leaving the jail in Goulburn and “will probably be searched once more on his return”.
Whereas in hospital Milat should put on restraints, it stated.
“No less than one type of restraint — handcuffs or ankle cuffs — stays on high-risk inmates throughout medical therapy, topic to medical necessities,” a spokeswoman stated.
Particular hospital annex for therapy of prisoners
Milat was admitted to a particular annex inside the hospital, fitted out for the therapy of prisoners with bolstered block partitions and steel-lined ceilings.
He was jailed in 1996 and is serving seven life sentences for the brutal murders of seven backpackers.
Their our bodies have been dumped within the Belanglo State Forest in southern NSW between 1989 and 1993.
A $47 million injection from the NSW State Authorities, introduced in February, will see the advanced damaged into two separate wings.
On the time, a spokesperson from NSW Corrective Companies advised the ABC it’s hoped the jail will at some point act as a “midway” between the supermaximum safety jail and an everyday jail.
In response to the plan, eligible inmates will in future be rehabilitated there and ultimately moved to decrease safety settings inside the facility.