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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.


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Correctional Centres

Photograph of two people having a discussion with correctional officers at a tableLocate, visit or find out about the management of offenders in NSW correctional centres.

Community Corrections

Photograph of five people removing graffiti from a public spaceFind out how offenders are supervised in the community.

​New Prisons​

Graphic promoting the 'Smoke Free - August 10' project​​

The NSW Government has announced the biggest ever expansion of infrastructure for the state’s prison system. See here​​ for details.​

Programs and Services

Photograph of two offenders engaged in a program with two instructors, sitting at a tableFind information about treatment programs to reduce re-offending, and support services for inmates and their families. ​

Parole 

Photograph of an offender speaking to a woman at a counter with a computerFind information about the process of  releasing an offender from custody to serve the balance of their sentence in the community as a parolee.

Information

Find information including statistics, research, resources, publications and projects.

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