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Correctional Centres

Corrective Services' priorities in managing correctional centres are to:

  • Achieve safe custodial environments
  • Meet the care needs of those in custody
  • Promote effective participation in offender programs

Security Classification

These correctional centres are divided into four types of security classification (some centres cover more than one).

  • New inmates go through a Reception, Screening and Induction Program to identify their immediate needs and issues such as risk of suicide, mental illness and drug and alcohol withdrawal.
  • Maximum security correctional centres hold inmates whose escape would be highly dangerous to members of the public or the security of the State.
  • Medium security correctional centres are normally surrounded by walls or high security fences, but inmates move around inside more freely than in maximum security.
  • Minimum security correctional centres hold inmates who can be trusted in open conditions where there are fewer physical barriers to escape.

Find a Correctional Centre

View a list of locations and contact details for all NSW Correctional Centres