NSW Corrective Services have opened their doors in order to shine a light on the hard work done by corrective services staff ahead of National Corrections Day.
This year, the day puts a particular focus on the work conducted by staff rehabilitating offenders by helping them work within the Corrective Services Industries.
Attorney General and Acting Minister for Corrections Mark Speakman highlighted the monetary benefits of the Industries to taxpayers while thanking corrections officers for their ‘difficult and dangerous’ work.
“Another of the aims of prison industries, where inmates make their own clothes and prepare their own food, is to substantially reduce the cost to NSW taxpayers.”
Rodney Pedron is one of 32 corrections officers in overseeing inmates who work in Wellington’s various correction centre industries and one of more then 9,000 staff around NSW being celebrated on Friday January 18.
“Most of the inmates are good workers here, a lot of them are so keen they even want to work on the weekends,” Mr Pedron said.
“If you give them a bit of freedom to make their own decisions, and some ownership of the job, they seem to have a bit more dedication to their work.”
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