Risdon Prison Complex is returning to normal operations after an incident involving a Correctional Officer and two prisoners in the Derwent Unit earlier this morning.

No staff or prisoners were injured during the incident.

Tasmania Police have arrived on site to begin their enquiries.

The Director of Corrective Services would like to thank staff for their professional response and handling of this incident across the Service.

In accordance with standard post-incident protocols, staff and prisoners will be offered support and assistance.
Tasmania Prison Service