Barnhurst is a lax, low security prison. It is in the country, 20 miles from the nearest town. Many prisoners such as Bea Smith are sent here. Bea finds out that there are magic mushrooms are sent in and Bea hating drugs starts a fight and is sent back to Wentworth. In episode 400 she is sent back and doesn't come back like many other people. Vera Bennett soon becomes governor of Barnhurst and is never seen again. Barnhurst is very important to the storyline as many people go and don't come back.