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Call out to make late submissions for jail inquiry

THE NSW Upper House inquiry into the closure or downsizing of jails will put submissions it has received on the web on Friday.

A spokeswoman for inquiry director Stewart Smith said committee members were looking at the submissions before they were uploaded, after the official closing date on Wednesday.

But the committee is still willing to accept late submissions as long as it receives notification.

Unions NSW spokeswoman Mary Yaager said it had put 30 submissions into the jail closure it had received from Grafton on the template it provided.

"We're pretty happy with that response, but it would be great if people could get more submissions in," she said.

"My understanding is the committee will accept late submissions. We need to get as many submissions in as possible to make sure the government knows the region is still angry about its decision to downsize the jail."

The committee will accept late submissions on a case-by-case basis beyond Friday, the spokeswoman said.

"To make a late inquiry contact the inquiry committee director Mr Smith on 9230 2798," she said.

To view submissions on Friday go to: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/correctiveservices



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