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Below is a list of news stories published on the Corrections, Prisons & Parole website.
If you require access to a story from previous years, please contact Corrections Victoria using the website feedback form.
- To access ministerial media releases, visit the Premier of Victoria website (External link)
20 December 2016
A range of additional statistical data about prisoners and offenders in Victoria, which will be regularly updated in future, was added to the website in December 2016.
6 December 2016
The Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard PSM hosted the 2016 Community Work Partnership Awards - the sixteenth such event - in Melbourne on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. These bi-annual awards recognise and celebrate partnerships between local communities and Corrections Victoria that contribute to the reparation, rehabilitation and reduction of reoffending by offenders and prisoners.
20 September 2016
The 216-bed Karreenga annexe at Marngoneet Correctional Centre has been officially opened – improving community safety, creating more than 150 new jobs and accommodating medium security male prisoners.
20 September 2016
The next exciting phase of Corrections Victoria's Community Correctional Services expansion has commenced, with the launch of a new careers site (http://www.correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/) and the advertising of all new positions.
25 August 2016
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.
25 August 2016
Victoria’s only maximum security women’s prison marked the significant milestone of 20 years of operation on Monday, 22 August 2016. The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) – originally named the Metropolitan Women’s Correctional Centre – opened in 1996 and was later renamed in honour of Dame Phyllis Frost, a tireless advocate for the rights of women prisoners, who died in 2004. The prison now houses about 400 prisoners, more than three times its initial capacity.
7 December 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.
5 May 2015
A group of women prisoners at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Melbourne has spent the last year crocheting and knitting poppies for this year’s Anzac Day remembrance.
28 April 2015
Corrections Victoria has been allocated $401 million funding to provide-much needed support for prisons and Community Correctional Services to better protect the community from high-risk offenders, respond to growth in the number of offenders and reduce reoffending, as well as upgrading the Metropolitan Remand Centre to full functionality.
16 May 2014
The Corrections Commissioner, Jan Shuard PSM, hosted the 2014 Community Work Partnership Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. These annual awards recognise and celebrate partnerships between local communities and Corrections Victoria that contribute to the reparation, rehabilitation and reduction of reoffending by offenders and prisoners. The awards were established in 1999 and are open to all Victorian prisons and Community Correctional Services offices.
19 February 2014
A new video series providing information on how to visit a family member or friend in prison is now available.
22 August 2013
Two reports into the management of parolees in Victoria were released on 22 August 2013. Copies of the reports are available in our publications section.
20 June 2013
Passive Alert Dog (PAD) training courses have been conducted in Victoria since 1998, and fully-trained dogs and their handlers make an important contribution to security in Victoria’s prison system.
10 May 2013
Seven male prisoners from Marngoneet Correctional Centre's Spring Hill Neighbourhood have completed the Inside Parenting Program. The prison hosted a graduation day on Friday 10 May
26 April 2013
Many of Victoria's prisons commemorate ANZAC Day each year, with moving ceremonies involving staff, prisoners and outside representatives
16 April 2013
A system of specialist case managers (SCMs) has been developed by Corrections Victoria's Sex Offender Management Branch to more effectively manage sex offenders who are serving community-based orders
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