Glen Innes Correctional Centre
The Glen Innes Correctional Centre
, an Australian minimum security prison
for males, is located on the Gwydir Highway, near Glen Innes
, New South Wales
. The centre is operated by Corrective Services NSW
of the Department of Attorney General and Justice
of the Government of New South Wales
. The centre detains sentenced felons
under New South Wales and/or Commonwealth
legislation and is a pre-release centre to prepare inmates for release to the community.
Established as the Mount Mitchell Afforestation Camp on 15 August 1928, the facility has also been known as Glen Innes Afforestation camp, and now the Glen Innes Correctional Centre. Between 1928 and 1950 the site was used only for trustworthy, honest prisoners. In 1966 the site was expanded with an additional 35 huts added to the facility. By the mid-1970s, the site accommodated 95 prisoners.
Danny WicksAustralian professional rugby league footballer who served an eighteen-month prison sentence for trafficking drugs.