The recommissioning of Berrima Correctional Centre took place in September 2016, with the 75-bed minimum male security centre offering vocational training to inmates, in order to aid rehabilitation and lower recidivism rates.
Selected inmates will undertake supervised work outside the prison for the Wingecarribee Shire Council and not-for-profit groups.
Programs and accredited training will be available to all the male minimum-security inmates at Berrima. Inmates will be able to gain their trade tickets in working a forklift, plant equipment and other tools, making them job ready and a better contribution to the community.
The centre was closed in 2011 due to a drop in prisoner numbers and was reopened to cater for the increased inmate population.
Berrima December 2016 Newsletter is now available online