Corrective Services NSW
Welcome to the website of Corrective Services NSW, a division of the Department of Communities and Justice.
The New South Wales corrections system has two major components. On the prison side there are about 14,000 inmates in 38 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. Corrective Services provides inmates with education, vocational training, programs to address offending behaviour, and employment experience, all to support their successful reintegration into society. Inmate healthcare is provided by the
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. For inmates whose sentences are longer than three years, parole decisions are made by an independent body, the
State Parole Authority.
The corrections system is undergoing significant change 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.