Cessnock Correctional Centre

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Cessnock Correctional Centre
Cessnock Correctional Centre (1).jpg
Location Cessnock, New South Wales
Coordinates 32°49′01″S 151°20′21″E / 32.81694°S 151.33917°E / -32.81694; 151.33917Coordinates: 32°49′01″S 151°20′21″E / 32.81694°S 151.33917°E / -32.81694; 151.33917
Status Operational
Security class Minimum (with a maximum security area for sex offenders)
Capacity 750[1]
Opened 1972[2]
Managed by Corrective Services NSW

Cessnock Correctional Centre, an Australian minimum and maximum security prison for males, is located in Cessnock, New South Wales. The centre is operated by Corrective Services NSW an agency of the Department of Attorney General and Justice of the Government of New South Wales. The centre detains sentenced and unsentenced felons under New South Wales and/or Commonwealth legislation.

Facilities were significantly updated during 2012, including the completion of Australia's first purpose-built maximum security sex offenders unit; built at a cost of A$97 million.[1][3] The centre serves as the reception prison for the Newcastle and Hunter Region.

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  1. ^ a b "Sex offenders unit at Cessnock gaol". ABC News. Australia. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Key moments in Penal Culture in NSW 1970 - present". The Australian Prisons Project. The University of New South Wales. 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "A rare look behind the walls of Cessnock Correctional Centre". The Advertiser. Cessnock. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Tabakoff, Nick (12 June 2010). "Steroids bust for jailed Olympian Nathan Baggaley". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Death & Funeral Notice: Leonard Arthur (Lenny) McPherson, late of Gladesville formerly of Balmain". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 August 1996. 
  6. ^ Timeline: The 1980s, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  7. ^ Collins, Ben (17 July 2015). "How Nigel Milsom, who just won the $100,000 Archibald Prize, wound up in prison for robbery". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Evans, Michael (4 April 2007). "Ray, Rodney brawl on". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

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