Art for pisasale jail yarn
Art for pisasale jail yarn

Disgraced mayor’s new neighbours

DISGRACED former Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale is in a Brisbane jail with the state's most notorious murderers and sickest sex offenders.

The Sunday Mail has been told Pisasale has been moved into S3, the same unit where wife murderer Gerard Baden-Clay and child killer Brett Peter Cowan are based at ­Wolston jail.

Pisasale will spend 12 months behind bars as part of a two-year sentence for extorting the ex-boyfriend of a Chinese escort he was seeing.

"He's just another prisoner," a prison officer said.

Disgraced former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale will spend a year in jail after being found guilty of extortion. Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt
Disgraced former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale will spend a year in jail after being found guilty of extortion. Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

 

The jail also holds the likes of convicted Queensland Health fraudster Joel Morehu-Barlow and triple murderer Max Sica.

Pisasale will spend most of his time in his cell.

He will be unlocked from his cell at 7.30am for a breakfast of cereal and toast.

If he gains employment, Pisasale will work at the jail before lunch and exercise time in the afternoon.

Dinner will be served at 4.10pm before he is locked away for the night at 6.15pm.

However, he will be allowed short visits with more than a dozen registered visitors.

Pisasale had already spent a night in a cell before he learned of his year-long jail stint on Thursday.

With clothes slightly crumpled after his night in custody, he showed no emotion as he was led off to face his stint on the inside.



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