CONTRABAND CONTROVERSIES IN NSW PRISONS:
* A miniature mobile phone and white powder believed to be a steroid found inside underwear belonging to notorious Brothers 4 Life gang figure Farhad Quami at Gouldburn's High Risk Management Correctional Centre.
* Video emerges of a man, who claimed to be a Parklea Correctional Centre inmate, labelling the security as a "dead set joke", boasting about having a mobile phone and blade and alleging guards were in on a smuggling racket.
* Three women busted trying to smuggle drugs into prisons inside their bras.
* A man caught with four tobacco-filled balloons inside his socks.
* Methamphetamine, prescription drugs and mobile phones seized at Cessnock, Silverwater Women's and Goulburn correctional centres.
* Guards intercept a stash of phones, drugs and weapons hidden inside milk and Up and Go cartons and lobbed over a fence at Parklea Correctional Centre.
* A man caught on CCTV throwing four packages containing 16 mobile phones, 15 chargers and eight SIM cards over the fence of Goulburn Correctional Centre. The stash was described by Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin as "unusual in its scale".
* A 44-year-old prison officer charged with smuggling steroids, tobacco and a mobile phone into Silverwater jail.
* Authorities seize 20 pouches of tobacco, 11 boxes of steroid tablets, 100 white tablets, 16 cigarette lighters, 7 boxes of rolling papers, a smart phone and charger.
JANUARY - APRIL
* A tomahawk, glove gun, slingshots, ammunition and fake urine seized during raids. According to Freedom of Information documents released by NSW Labor, officers also found 112 mobile phones - 31 more than the number seized across all of 2016.
* Inmates caught with 81 mobile phones, 2.53 kilograms of tobacco and 42 tattoo guns.
* In one of the most high-profile cases, a phone belonging to Brothers 4 Life boss Bassam Hamzy seized inside Goulburn SuperMax prison - the state's most high-security jail. A separate incident in which another mobile phone used by Hamzy confiscated.