The Rape Crisis Blog

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Rapist bids to end solitary

NOTORIOUS rapist Raymond Henry Garland has made a Supreme Court bid to be released from maximum security – where he has been housed for the past nine years – into the mainstream prison population. Garland, 35, is serving four indefinite jail terms after a decade of violent sex crimes and has been housed in "virtual solitary confinement" in the maximum security units of Arthur Gorrie and Sir David Longland correctional centres since 1997. Marshall Cooke, QC, for Garland, yesterday applied to the Brisbane Supreme Court for a review of the six-month maximum security order expected to be imposed at the completion of the current order next month. A similar application was dismissed in December 2004. The court was told the orders were imposed because Garland, who has a history of sexually assaulting other prisoners, was considered a threat to the security or good order of the prison.

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