Orders are issued to offenders by courts and by the Adult Parole Board.
The majority of offenders are required to undertake unpaid community work as a condition of their order.
Partnerships between Community Correctional Services (CCS) and Community Work Partner Agencies are integral to the success of the Community Work Program.
The partnerships between CCS and Community Work Partner Agencies are integral to the success of the Community Work Program.
Alleged offenders on remand are held in custody before and during their trial (on criminal charges) by order of a court.
Going to Prison
All prisoners undergo reception and assessment before being placed in a prison unit appropriate to the prison and the prisoner's needs.
Contacting a prisoner
How to arrange contact or visits with prisoners in the Victorian prison system.
Prisoners are entitled to meetings, phone calls and video calls with professional visitors.
The quality and standard of health care provided to prisoners is the same as that provided in the community through the public health system.
Corrections Victoria provides a wide range of program opportunities for prisoners to assist in their rehabilitation and successful return to the community after release from custody.
Detention and supervision orders
Detention Orders and Supervision Orders are correctional orders established in accordance with the Serious Offenders Act 2018.
Many prisoners experience significant challenges in reintegrating back into the community after their release from prison.
After prison, offenders have access to the support services and programs available to the general community.
For information on Corrections Victoria's response to the risk of COVID-19, see Our response to COVID-19.