A serial rapist serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of Jill Meagher has been stabbed in a fight with an inmate in Victoria’s notorious Barwon Prison.
Adrian Bayley, 46, was reportedly attacked on Thursday night by an inmate armed with a fork while staying in a wing for prisoners at high risk of being attacked.
Bayley suffered minor injuries and was treated in the prison, a source told The Age.
Serial rapist and murderer Adrian Bayley, 46, has been stabbed in a fight with an inmate in Victoria’s notorious Barwon Prison
Bayley is serving a life sentence for the 2012 murder of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher (pictured)
A Corrections Victoria spokeswoman said: ‘A prisoner received minor injuries following an incident at Barwon Prison on Thursday afternoon.’
‘The prisoner was assessed and treated at the prison, but did not require hospitalisation or any ongoing treatment.’
Ms Meagher was 29 when she went missing in the early hours after a night out with friends in Melbourne’s Brunswick in September 2012.
Days later, her body was found in a shallow grave in Gisborne South – and serial sex offender Adrian Ernest Bayley was arrested for her rape and murder.
Her murderer, Bayley, was on parole at the time after serving eight years in prison for 16 counts of rape against five women.
Ms Meagher went missing after a night out with friends. Her body was found six days later in a shallow grave (pictured)
CCTV footage captured Adrian Bayley as he followed Ms Meagher (pictured) before she was raped, strangled and killed just less than 500 metres from her home
ADRIAN BAYLEY’S RAP SHEET
* June 1991 – Bayley, then 19, jailed for raping teenager and attempting to rape two other women
* 2000 – allegedly raped 18-year-old sex worker in a St Kilda laneway, conviction has been overturned
* April 2002 – jailed for 11 years for 16 charges of rape relating to five victims
* April 2012 – raped sex worker
* July 2012 – raped Dutch backpacker
* September 2012 – raped and murdered Jill Meagher
* Jailed for life with a non-parole period of 35 years
* March 2015 – non-parole period increased to 43 years when sentenced on three rape convictions
* By 2016 he had been found guilty of raping 10 women and attempting to rape two others.
The crime stunned the community and sparked protests over how Bayley was allowed out of prison despite his extensive criminal history.
Bayley was sentenced to 35 years in prison for Ms Meagher’s murder in June 2013.
But he was charged with further offenses when other victims, including sex workers, came forward.
He was sentenced to another 18 years after being convicted of sexual offences against 12 people by early 2015.
Bayley had three years cut off his jail term after a conviction for raping a sex worker in 2000 was overturned by the Victoria Court of Appeal.
He will be able to apply for parole when he is 83.
Legal reform came due to Ms Meagher’s death with tighter parole laws in Victoria meaning if a crime is committed while someone is on parole, they are immediately sent back to prison and handed a further sentence and fine.
Ms Meagher’s murderer, Bayley, was on parole at the time after serving eight years in prison for 16 counts of rape against five women.