- Bourhan Hraichie, 20, allegedly started blaze in his cell at Goulburn Supermax
- It’s understood the Islamic State supporter’s fire caused considerable damage
- He and fellow inmate, 21, will face Goulburn Local Court on September 6
- Hraichie is locked up with some of Australia’s most notorious criminals
- Serial killer Ivan Milat is another inmate at the prison, south-west of Sydney
An Islamic State sympathiser has been charged after allegedly starting a fire inside one of Australia’s highest security prisons.
Goulburn Supermax inmate Bourhan Hraichie, 20, and one of his fellow detainees allegedly caused more than $5000 in damage inside the notorious jail on June 20.
It’s understood the blaze was substantial, but was quickly brought under control by prison authorities.
Accused: Bourhan Hraichie, 20, has been charged with destroying property using fire and causing more than $5000 worth of damage
An aerial view of Goulburn prison, which opened in 1884 and now houses the high security ‘Supermax’ section
A New South Wales police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia no one was injured during the incident.
The notorious jail, about 195km south-west of Sydney, has called home to some of the country’s most well-known criminals.
Serial killer Ivan Milat, abbattoir-worker-turned-murderer Malcolm Naden and several prominent Islamic extremists have each eked out an existence behind the prison walls.
Hraichie and the other accused man will both front Goulburn Local Court on September 6.
Both Ivan Milat (left) and Malcolm Naden (right) have served time in the notorious prison
Another wing of the Goulburn Correction Centre. The sprawling campus houses the High Risk Management Correctional Centre
A Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman declined to comment.
Hraichie was moved to Supermax from the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre, Kempsey, in April 2016.
The move followed an alleged attack on an Army reservist, to which he is yet to enter a plea.
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