Seven-metre home-made rope found inside a cell at Bathurst jail

STAFF at Bathurst Correctional Centre have found a home-made seven-metre rope inside the cell of a medium security inmate.

The rope, discovered last Wednesday, was made from cords used to tie laundry bags and taken from the industries area of the prison.

The centre was placed into lockdown and a search of the area found other, shorter sections of similar cord.

Meanwhile, another inmate has been charged after he allegedly removed a television from a vacant office in the minimum-security area of the jail about a month ago.

A spokesperson for NSW Corrections said the TV was the type that inmates can purchase on the inmate buy-up scheme.

And investigations are also continuing into claims inmates had tampered with food in a nearby staff room.

All food items were discarded for safety.