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AustraliaIvan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation

14:36  15 may  2019
14:36  15 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Convicted serial killer Ivan Milat is escorted from Australia's toughest jail, restrained and under guard, to the Prince of Wales hospital after reportedly recently losing 20 kilograms.

Ivan Milat has been transported from Goulburn Supermax prison to a Sydney hospital ward in a secretive high- security operation . A source has told Daily Mail Australia that Milat is expected to return to Goulburn within days. Milat will be held in a secure annex of the hospital (pictured) that's been

Serial killer Ivan Milat is getting a break from Australia's toughest jail to undergo a medical procedure in a Sydney hospital.

Officers from the extreme high-security unit at the Goulburn Correctional Centre supermaximum security prison escorted the convicted murderer to the Prince of Wales Hospital in the Sydney suburb of Randwick.

A source close to Ivan Milat's family told the ABC the 74-year-old has undertaken a series of hunger strikes in prison over the past decade in protest against his treatment by prison guards.

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Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has spent the night in a Sydney hospital more than two months after he was Ivan Milat is now serving seven consecutive life sentences in prison . The diagnosis of oesophagus cancer saw him transferred from Goulburn Supermax Jail to the hospital in May.

Australia: Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison . Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has travelled to Sydney for medical treatment at a public hospital . Milat , 74, is serving seven consecutive life sentences The ageing murderer is housed in Goulburn ’s Supermax prison .

The ABC understands Milat is in the advanced stages of cancer after several lumps were found in his stomach and his throat.

It is unlikely he will return to his cell at Goulburn Correctional Centre. The ABC understands arrangements are being made to transfer him, possibly to another prison such as Long Bay jail hospital.

He has recently lost 20 kilograms.

In a statement, NSW Corrective Services said "extensive security and planning" was undertaken before the 74-year-old was transported to hospital.

Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation © AAP Milat was jailed in 1996 and is serving seven life sentences for the murders of seven backpackers. It said Milat was searched before leaving the prison in Goulburn and "will be searched again on his return".

Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation © Corrective Services NSW The yard at the Goulburn Correctional Centre. While in hospital Milat will have to wear restraints, it said.

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Serial killer Ivan Milat has been moved from Goulburn Correctional Centre to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney , according to a report from 7 According to 9 News, Milat is receiving “scheduled scans” and will return to Goulburn in a matter of days. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that he is

Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has arrived at the Sydney prison where he’ll likely spend his final days after being transferred under tight security from a nearby He’d earlier been taken to the vehicle in a wheelchair. Photographs showed a gaunt and bespectacled Milat dressed in prison greens with his

"At least one form of restraint — handcuffs or ankle cuffs — remains on high-risk inmates during medical treatment, subject to medical requirements," a spokeswoman said.

Special hospital annex for treatment of prisoners

Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation © Corrective Services NSW A single cell in the supermaximum security Goulburn Correctional Centre. Milat was admitted to a special annex within the hospital, fitted out for the treatment of prisoners with reinforced block walls and steel-lined ceilings.

He was jailed in 1996 and is serving seven life sentences for the brutal murders of seven backpackers.

Their bodies were dumped in the Belanglo State Forest in southern NSW between 1989 and 1993.

A $47 million injection from the NSW State Government, announced in February, will see the complex broken into two separate wings.

At the time, a spokesperson from NSW Corrective Services told the ABC it is hoped the prison will one day act as a "halfway" between the supermaximum security prison and a regular prison.

According to the plan, eligible inmates will in future be rehabilitated there and eventually moved to lower security settings within the facility.

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