Cessnock jail expansion: new images show dorms instead of cells in 'rapid-build' slammer

August 5 2016 - 8:13pm
Concept designs for the new 'rapid-build' maximum security prison proposed to be built at Cessnock jail. The facility will host 400 inmates spread across four wings. Pictures: Supplied

THE covers have come off the state’s controversial expansion plans for Cessnock jail, with new designs revealing “dormitory-style” accommodation for some of the state’s worst offenders.

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Brodie Owen is a police reporter for the Newcastle Herald.