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September 7, 2017

THE closure of Grafton Jail dominated the Upper House inquiry into NSW jail downsizing and closures.

Christian Democrat Member of the Legislative Council and select committee chair Paul Green said it wasn't surprising most of the submissions came from Grafton following...

September 7, 2017

SECURITY and cleanliness at the Tamworth Correctional Centre were two issues under scrutiny during a visit from a NSW Department of Corrective Services delegation yesterday.

The centre’s governor and North West region superintendent John Heffernan said a delegation visi...

September 2, 2017

GRAFTON jail's hiring of casual workers straight from the local community is welcome news, but smacks of desperation, claims a former governor of the jail.

The NSW Department of Justice has placed classified advertisements in The Daily Examiner calling for "highly motiv...

September 2, 2017

THE new jail for Grafton heralds a golden time for the city say politicians, while those closer to coal face warn of a sting in the tail in the public/private partnership side of the announcement.

Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson says the jail is the icing on the...

September 2, 2017

LAST week I was reading the newspaper over breakfast when I almost choked on my cornflakes.

The caption staring at me read "Prison sickies: Rise in jail escapes blamed on alarming staff shortages".

After 30 years with NSW Corrections, I am quite aware of staff sick leave...

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