Kirkconnell Correctional Centre

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Kirkconnell Correctional Centre
LocationSunny Corner, near Bathurst, New South Wales
Coordinates33°25′02″S 149°50′30″E / 33.4171859°S 149.8417139°E / -33.4171859; 149.8417139
Security classMinimum (males only)
Opened26 November 1958 & 30 July 2015
ClosedDecember 2011
Managed byCorrective 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.

It was declared a prison under the name "Kirkconnell Afforestation Camp" on 26th November, 1958.[2] In September 2011 it was reported that Corrective Services NSW will close the facility in December 2011, as a cost saving measure.[3][4] All of inmates were relocated to the minimum security wings at Bathurst Correctional Centre and Long Bay.[5] The facility was reopened on 30 July 2015, after a 4 million dollar upgrade.[6]

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. ^ Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, 28 Nov 1958 [Issue No.119], p. 3643
  3. ^ Shanahan, Leo (7 September 2011). "Closures to make other NSW jails rougher, says prison officers' union". The Australian. AAP. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  4. ^ Patty, Anna (7 September 2011). "A way to get out of three jails". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Prisons to close" (PDF) (Press release). Corrective Services NSW. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Kirkconnell jail re-opening to bring 'very worthy outcomes', says MP". ABC. 30 July 2015.
  7. ^ Mitchell, Alex (19 June 2005). "Adler moved to Bathurst prison". The Age. AAP. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  8. ^ McNab, Duncan (2016). Roger Rogerson. "13. Another opening, another show": Hachette Australia.