Cessnock jail expansion planned 'cart before the horse', community meeting hears | video, photos, poll

Updated August 8 2016 - 8:06am, first published August 7 2016 - 8:45pm
More than 200 people pack Cessnock Leagues Club on Sunday to voice opposition to an expansion of the jail. Pictures: Simone De Peak

CESSNOCK will bear the brunt of the state’s rapidly growing prison population, despite community opposition and questions over its ability to cope with a quarter of the state’s new inmates.

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Brodie Owen is a police reporter for the Newcastle Herald.