Category: Minister for Corrections

New High-Tech Prisoner Transport Vehicles On The Road

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new custom-built vehicles specifically designed to transport the state’s highest security prisoners safely and securely. The two new vehicles will allow Corrections Victoria’s elite Security and Emergency Services Group to transport dangerous high-risk prisoners to court or between other prisons. The vehicles are fitted with ballistic armour and a […]

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All-Female Prison Squad Completes Tactical Training

Corrections Victoria’s new all-female prison officer squad has completed tactical training and will soon start work in the women’s prison system, helping to keep the community safe. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll and Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar visited the 29-member squad as they were put through their paces during tactical training in Hoppers Crossing. Tactical […]

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A Stronger Prison System To Keep People Safe

Victoria’s prisons will be expanded with boosted behaviour programs, as the Andrews Labor Government takes action to break the cycle of reoffending to keep the community safe and creating jobs in the process. To make sure our prisons remain safe and secure, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes more than $1.8 billion to meet growing demand, including 1600 new beds and new […]

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New Justice Service Centre Opens In Melbourne CBD

Vital justice services can now be accessed at a new hub in the Melbourne CBD, improving services for Victorians. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today officially open the Melbourne Justice Service Centre, at 50 Franklin Street in the CBD which was previously home to Qantas and Trans Australia Airlines. Members of the community can visit […]

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New Safeguards For Prison Sport Programs

Corrections Victoria’s prison sports programs will recommence with strict new eligibility criteria and safeguards as part of a series of reforms by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government ordered a wide-ranging review of the program last year, which has been operating for around 70 years, and is currently running at Beechworth and Dhurringile minimum […]

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Corrections Staff Honoured For Their Dedicated Service

Two Corrections Victoria staff have been awarded the Australian Corrections Medal in recognition of their years of dedication to corrections. Maria Fazio and Teu Bentley were presented with their medals by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, at a special ceremony at Government House today. Ms Fazio joined Corrections Victoria in 1992 and […]

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New Chair For Victoria’s Post Sentence Authority

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Michele Williams QC as the new Chair of Victoria’s Post Sentence Authority. Ms Williams is currently the Deputy Chair of the Post Sentence Authority and brings a wealth of experience in overseeing the state’s post sentence scheme, which monitors serious offenders on post-sentence supervision and […]

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New Recruits To Start Working At Dame Phyllis Frost

A new squad of prison officers joined the ranks of Corrections Victoria at a graduation ceremony in Melton today, with 28 new recruits set to make a real difference at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre women’s prison in Ravenhall. The new officers bring a diverse mix of professional and personal experience to the role, including […]

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New Prison Unit Completes Health And Wellbeing Hub

A new 48-bed unit for women prisoners with complex needs will open at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) today, completing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Precinct worth more than $40 million. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll officially opened the Rosewood Unit, which comprises 22 outpatient forensic mental health beds and 26 mainstream beds. The […]

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New Corrections Training Complex Opened At Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian prison staff and specialist officers have access to the very best facilities as part of a new state training complex at Ararat. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today officially opened the $4 million purpose-built complex, which will be used to train prison staff and officers from the Security […]

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