Disgraced footy star Jarryd Hayne is quietly moved out of one of Australia’s toughest jails and into a ‘white collar’, low security prison – but the convicted rapist’s new home has one massive downside
- Hayne, 33, has been moved to Cooma Correctional Centre in southern NSW
- He had been staying in Parklea Prison in Sydney separate from the other inmates
- He reportedly asked for Foxtel at Parklea and had apples hurled towards him
- Hayne will have to serve minimum of three years and eight months behind bars
Convicted rapist Jarryd Hayne will now spend the remainder of his sentence behind the bars of a ‘white collar’ prison after being moved from his Sydney jail cell.
Hayne, 33, who was jailed for a minimum term of three years and eight months for sexually assaulting a woman in her Newcastle home in 2018, started his sentence at Parklea prison in Sydney’s west.
The fallen NRL star was transferred on Wednesday to Cooma Correctional Centre, around 400km south of Sydney.
Hayne had reportedly asked for Foxtel access at Parklea – a request which was quickly denied – and had apples thrown at him by other inmates.
Convicted rapist Jarryd Hayne (pictured with wife) will now spend his days behind the bars of a ‘white collar’ prison after being moved from his previous Sydney jail cell
Cooma Correctional Centre houses inmates who were once politicians and high-profile businessmen
The one-time Parramatta Eels fullback also reportedly asked for his laundry to be done – only to be informed washing was only done once a week and on a specified day.
He’d been held in a health clinic separate from the main prison population during his time at the Sydney correctional facility.
But his new stint at Cooma isn’t expected to be any easier with a source from the department of corrections describing the place as ‘freezing’, the Daily Telegraph reported.
‘There are no log fires, no Foxtel,’ they said.
Cooma is a minimum-to-medium security facility and houses politicians and high-profile businessmen who’ve found themselves being caught breaking the law.
The fallen NRL star was transferred on Wednesday to Cooma Correctional Centre, around 400km south of Sydney
Jarryd Hayne (pictured right) was jailed for a minimum of three years and eight months for raping a woman at her home in 2018 (he is pictured with wife Amellia Bonnici)
Due to his high profile, Hayne was designated as a ‘special interest inmate’ by NSW corrective services during his stay at Parklea
Oliver Curtis, the husband of PR guru Roxy Jacenko, found himself jailed for a year at Cooma for conspiracy to commit insider trading in 2016.
Other notable names who’ve spent time inside the concrete facility include former Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos and controversial businessman Salim Mehajer.
Hayne, who has always maintained his innocence, has already filed a notice of intention to appeal his sentence for following his rape conviction.
He has 12 months to submit his grounds of appeal and is eligible for parole in January 2025.
He was given a maximum sentence of five years and nine months.
Hayne, who has always maintained his innocence, has already filed a notice of intention to appeal his sentence for following his rape conviction
TIMELINE TO JARRYD HAYNE’S FOOTBALL DOWNFALL
1988: Jarryd Hayne is born in Sydney, the son of Manoa Thompson and Jodie Hayne.
1994: Hayne begins playing junior rugby league in western Sydney.
2006: Hayne makes his NRL debut for the Parramatta Eels aged 18 against the Penrith Panthers.
2007: The speedster makes his representative debut for New South Wales and Australia.
2008: He signs a $2million extension with Parramatta.
2008: Hayne was shot by a bikie gang member during a night out in Sydney’s Kings Cross, an event he said was a turning point in his life.
2008: After missing out on a place in the Kangaroos World Cup squad he plays for Fiji, later turning to religion.
2009: The star fullback leads the Eels to the NRL Grand Final and wins his first Dally M Medal.
2014: Hayne wins a second Dally M Medal and leads the NRL in tries scored.
2014: He announces his departure from rugby league to attempt a career in the NFL.
2015: Hayne signs a three-year contract for US$1.58million with the San Francisco 49ers.
2015: Hayne is accused of raping a virgin during a night out in San Jose, California – an allegation Hayne denies.
2016: He retires from the NFL and joins the Fiji rugby sevens team in the hopes of making the 2016 Rio Olympics.
2016: Hayne returns to the NRL signing with the Gold Coast Titans on a million-dollar contract.
2018: He signs with the Parramatta Eels on a cheaper-than-usual contract.
2018: Hayne is charged with aggravated sexual assault relating to an alleged incident on Grand Final night in the Hunter region.
2021: The footy star is found guilty of rape in Newcastle District Court and sentenced to a minimum term of three years and eight months behind bars.