Kirkconnell Correctional Centre

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Kirkconnell Correctional Centre
Location Sunny Corner, near Bathurst, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°25′02″S 149°50′30″E / 33.4171859°S 149.8417139°E / -33.4171859; 149.8417139
Status Operational
Security class Minimum (males only)
Capacity 260
Opened 30 July 2015
Closed December 2011
Managed by Corrective Services NSW

Kirkconnell Correctional Centre, an Australian minimum security prison for males, is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Bathurst, New South Wales.[1]

The Centre is located in the Sunny Corner State Forest and has a fully trained bushfire fighting team comprising both prison staff and inmates.

In September 2011 it was reported that Corrective Services NSW will close the facility in December 2011, as a cost saving measure.[2][3] All of inmates were relocated to the minimum security wings at Bathurst Correctional Centre and Long Bay.[4] The facility was reopened on 30 July 2015, after a 4 million dollar upgrade.[5]

Notable prisoners[edit]


  1. ^ "Kirkconnell Correctional Centre". Corrective Services NSW. New South Wales Government. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Shanahan, Leo (7 September 2011). "Closures to make other NSW jails rougher, says prison officers' union". The Australian. AAP. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Patty, Anna (7 September 2011). "A way to get out of three jails". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prisons to close" (PDF) (Press release). Corrective Services NSW. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kirkconnell jail re-opening to bring 'very worthy outcomes', says MP". ABC. 30 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Alex (19 June 2005). "Adler moved to Bathurst prison". The Age. AAP. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ McNab, Duncan (2016). Roger Rogerson. "13. Another opening, another show": Hachette Australia.