Fully trained dog being used for security in prison

Using man’s best friend to enhance prison security

20 July 2018
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
Ravenhall Prison

Ravenhall Correctional Centre opening

11 July 2018
Ravenhall is Victoria's first private prison to be opened in the last 20 years.
Drawing of Hopkins

Victorian Budget outcomes 2018-19

7 May 2018
The 2018-19 Victorian Budget will include spending on upgrades to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and a new maximum security men's prison in Lara
CCS employees

Community Correctional Services expansion

22 October 2017
New careers site has been launched for Correctional Services
Knitted red poppies done by the women prisoners at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

Women prisoners make poppies for Anzac Day

22 October 2017
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
Prisoner visiting room

New videos about visiting family or friends in prison

21 June 2017
The videos help family and friends of prisoners to arrive at prison well- prepared and knowing what to expect
Community award winners 2014

Community Work Partnership Awards

20 December 2016
The Corrections Commissioner, Jan Shuard PSM, hosted the 2014 Community Work Partnership Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Staff at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

Women's prison marks 20 years of service to the Victorian community

22 August 2016
Victoria’s only maximum security women’s prison marked the significant milestone of 20 years of operation on Monday, 22 August 2016
Stationary prison van

Prisoner transport services contract awarded

1 October 2015
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
Jan Shuard Corrections Victoria Commissioner 2015

International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference 2015

18 April 2015
The 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