Corrective Services NSW
Welcome to the website of Corrective Services NSW, a division of the Department of Justice.
The New South Wales corrections system has two major components. On the prison side there are about 13,000 inmates in 36 facilities. On the community side there are almost 60 offices around the state, supervising offenders in the community who are serving court orders ranging from parole to a Community Service Order.
The whole system is administered by Corrective Services NSW, whose goal is to preserve community safety by keeping inmates secure, supervising offenders in the community, and reducing reoffending.
The system is undergoing significant change at the moment due to major government investment in over a dozen new prisons and extra programs to reduce reoffending, while also raising standards and making prisons more efficient.