The NSW government is planning to close seven prisoner halfway houses in a bid to save money.
The homes are designed to help former prisoners reintegrate into the community.
The planned cuts to the parole scheme with affect more than 100 prisoners and 60 public servants will lose their jobs.
The Public Service Association has slammed the move as short sighted and says the cuts may prompt reoffending.
There are also plans to ask charities and NGOâ€™s to run some of the centres.