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Smoke-free prisons – 1 July 2015

By law, all prisons in Victoria will be smoke-free from 1 July 2015. No one will be permitted to smoke anywhere on prison property, including carparks and any other land surrounding the prison. Tobacco and tobacco smoking accessories such as pipes, lighters and matches will be considered contraband.

While visitors to prisons will be permitted to bring tobacco and tobacco smoking accessories onto prison property, they will have to leave them in a car or in a locker at the prison. They will not be able to leave visits centres for a cigarette and return to the visit.

Visitor fact sheets are available at visit centres at all prisons.

Smoke free prisons will provide a healthier and safer workplace for everybody, a safer prison system and a better quality of life for people who quit smoking.

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View the location and contact details for each of the prisons and corrections offices across Victoria


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ICPA Conference Call for Papers

The call for papers for the ICPA Conference is now open and closes on 31 May 2015.

People standing around Ali Coskun who is holding the new logo & a framed certificate.

Prisoners on the Run has a new logo

Tatura Primary School Year 6 student Ali Coskun was pleasantly surprised when staff from the Department of Justice attended his school on Thursday, 6 November 2014 to announce that he had won a competition to design a new logo for the Prisoners on the Run program.

ANZAC garden at Melbourne Assessment prison

Remembrance Day ceremony at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

On 11 November 2014, the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) held a Remembrance Day ceremony. Women prisoners at DPFC hand-crafted poppies that will also be used as part of the 100 Year ceremony for ANZAC Day in 2015 at Federation Square.

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Staff wanted at Grampians Region prisons

Grampians region prisons are recruiting for hundreds of new prison officers to work at the expanded facilities.

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