The diverse roles and family ties within correctional centres across the state were celebrated on Friday for National Corrections Day.
Around 285 staff are employed at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, including twin brothers Adam and Luke Moffitt, whose roles of rehabilitation and security incident response highlight two of the different roles correctional staff undertake at the centre.
Governor Majid Marashian said the work conducted by correctional staff is something to be celebrated.
"Correctional staff work behind four walls and the work they do isn't always public knowledge. It can be forgotten, which is unfortunate because all of the staff work so hard and the public doesn't see it," he said.
"For National Corrections Day this year we wanted to show the diverse roles within the centre and the family units working withing correctional centres."
Adam works with inmates to assist with their rehabilitation and is currently working with a group of fifteen inmates to rebuild koala habitats. Adam has been overseeing the project as inmates remove weeds and prepare the soil for the seedlings, which will create a bush corridor for koalas, sugar gliders and native birds.
"The project includes planting 1000 trees over seven years," Adam said.
"The inmates also learn a lot of new skills and can get qualifications through the project such as horticulture courses which can help them when they're released.
"Teaching inmates new trades is fulfilling and it's a positive thing for the correctional centre and the community."
Luke's role at the centre includes working in the immediate action team, which responds to security and emergency situations at the centre. His roles include patrolling and searching the centre to assist in the reduction of drugs and contraband.
"It's a very hands on role when responding to incidents. We have each other's backs and there needs to be a lot of trust in this job," he said.
Adam said sharing a career with his twin brother is a rewarding experience.
"We've worked with each other on and off all our lives, and we can talk to each other if there's been a hairy situation," he said.