AUTHORITIES may have just foiled an elaborate prison break after guards stumbled across a man-made tunnel found dug beneath a maximum-security jail in southern NSW.
The hole, about 60cm deep with an entrance of about 40cm by 18cm wide, was found underneath an inmates furniture workshop cabin at the Goulburn Correctional Centre, a little over 100 metres from the outside wall of the prison, on Friday.
It’s believed the cavity was the start of a tunnel which may have formed part of an elaborate escape plan, rumoured to have been orchestrated by a convicted murderer serving a long-term sentence.
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It’s understood the furniture workshop will remain closed while police carry out their investigations.