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Activities in Victorian prisons ensure access to fresh air for at least an hour a day, active, passive, individual and group activities as well as access to on-site library facilities. Prisons may involve outside trained and qualified recreational staff, community agencies or volunteers in conducting activities.
Corrections Victoria aims to provide prisoners with facilities and activities that make a positive contribution to good conduct, morale and rehabilitation. Recreation and fitness are essential to maintaining physical and mental health and also provide opportunities for the constructive use of leisure time and development of positive social habits.
A committee that includes staff and prisoner representatives assists in planning the activities for the prison. The schedule of activities available is displayed on notice boards throughout the prison. Prisoners have the programs, facilities and their participation explained during orientation to the prison. This may include any minimum or maximum participation required at that particular prison.