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Confusion in the jail's control room as a 'Code Blue' was called by frightened prisoner officers

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By Peter Brewer
Updated May 4 2022 - 4:47am, first published February 8 2022 - 6:30pm
The smashed Corrections Camry is dragged onto the back of truck after it was forced off the road in Manuka. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Contraband drugs hidden in the X-ray imaging department at Canberra Hospital, a veiled phone call about a car being "fuelled" and "ready", and a handcuffed prisoner telling his captors "she is going to shoot us" have been revealed in the backdrop to the bizarre and violent detainee escape on the streets of Griffith last July.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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