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Important information for prisoners at the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), and their family and friends.


The purpose of this update is to provide a status report on prisoner services.  

Mainstream prisoners are now eligible for two visits per week (contact or non-contact) dependant on the prisoners visit status. Family members and friends should contact the prison to make arrangements. Professional visits are continuing as normal.

Cells and Units
Repairs are progressing well and all prisoners now have access to the yards on a rotating basis everyday.

The prisoner telephone system is operational and all units are arranging for prisoners to make telephone calls. Prisoners are also able to add funds to their telephone account via the interim canteen process.

Prisoner Canteen
The canteen will soon resume direct service for selected prisoner groups. While a broad range of items is now available, most prisoners will continue to receive their purchased items via deliveries to their units.

Prisoner Property
All property items that were recovered following the incident have been relocated and the distribution of in-cell property has started.

Visitor Reception Property Office
Personal visitors are permitted to provide prisoner monies, reading material, legal documents and religious items at the Visitor Reception Property Office.
All professional visitors are permitted to issue legal documentation as required.
Prisoner clothing will not be accepted from visitors until further notice.
Discharged prisoners or prisoners released at court can attend the location to collect their personal belongings.

Corrections Victoria will update this information as recovery progress continues. Again, we appreciate your patience and ask that you understand the significant impact on the MRC, staff, prisoners and visitors.

If family and friends have specific concerns, please call (03) 868 46600.

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