Parramatta Jail could be reopened to ease prisoner overcrowding

6af8e32096f140af1887dc4d4a8ee88fOpposition corrections spokesman Guy Zangari said: “Reopening a prison from the 18th century shows how desperate this government has become.”

Former NSW premier Nathan Rees said for the government to consider reopening the jail showed the planning process for the North Parramatta development was inadequate.

“The government should get a grip and have a proper planning process rather than put 4000 units that’s a stone’s throw away from a jail that’s about to reopen,” Mr Rees said

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