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June 22, 2021 - 19:34 -- Admin












Mouse plague forces evacuation of NSW jail


The mice plague that has cut a destructive swathe through western NSW for months is forcing the evacuation of a jail in the region.

Up to 200 staff and 420 male and female prisoners at Wellington Correctional Centre will be transferred to other prisons in the next 10 days while cleaning and remediation work takes place.

Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said operations at the jail would be scaled back to deal with the crisis and in-person visits had been suspended until the remediation work is completed.

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