Every year National Corrections Day recognises the work our members in the COVB do in our prisons.
In the past 12 months this type of cooperation has paid off, with your professionalism helping keep COVID-19 out of the state’s prisons.
Our members’ exemplary work has been done against a backdrop of hostage situations, riots, assaults and a benchmarking and bed reform process that is adding stress to an already difficult working environment.
This year the PSA and Corrective Services NSW have also worked together to address the mental health needs of prison staff throughout the state.
Our prisons play a vital role in protecting the people of NSW and are, in many cases, the lifeblood of regional communities. National Corrections Day is a great chance to acknowledge the hard-working men and women who run them.
Every member should be congratulated and rightly proud of the work they have done in the face of these challenges. You provide a critical service to the state, even if it’s not always as visible to the community as your colleagues in other emergency services.
PSA of NSW