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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) dependent on the prisoner's 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 have access to the yards on a rotating basis everyday.

The prisoner telephone system is operational and prisoners are able to make telephone calls during out of cell time. 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 continues.

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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Photo of Jan Shuard at Conference

International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference 2015

he 17th annual conference of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) was held in Melbourne in the week of 26-30 October 2015, hosted by Corrections Victoria Commissioner Jan Shuard. This was undoubtedly the biggest conference that corrections in Victoria has ever hosted, and it turned out to be a great success.

Aboriginal dancers at Melbourne Assessment Prison

NAIDOC Week 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia every July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

photo of a prison van

Prisoner transport services contract awarded

The Victorian Government has announced the awarding of the new contract for the transport of prisoners between courts, prisons, youth justice centres and police stations.

A picture of a new prison

Victorian Budget outcomes 2015-16

Corrections Victoria has been allocated $332.8 million funding to provide much needed support for prisons and Community Correctional Services in the Victorian Budget 2015-16.