Cessnock Correctional Centre
|Location||Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Security class||Minimum (with a maximum security area for sex offenders)|
|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. The centre serves as the reception prison for the Newcastle and Hunter Region.
- Nathan Baggaley – a former Olympic sprint canoer, jailed between 2009 and 2011 for dealing ecstasy.
- William MacDonald –
- Lenny McPherson – organised crime figure.
- Harry M. Miller – promoter and publicist, convicted of fraud.
- Ray Williams – disgraced businessman.
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