ACT government challenged on COVID-19 outbreak response at Alexander Maconochie Centre

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By Blake Foden
Updated July 28 2022 - 2:18am, first published 1:50am
Lawyer Peter Woodhouse, who says claims about legal visits continuing at Canberra's jail are "simply not true". Picture: Karleen Minney

Experienced criminal defence lawyers have contradicted the ACT government's suggestion that legal visits are continuing at Canberra's jail as staff battle a new COVID-19 outbreak, with one saying the claim is "simply not true".

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.