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Corrections Victoria

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Victoria, Australia


Parent Agency
Department of Justice

Minister responsible
Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Corrections

Agency executive
Jan Shuard PSM, Commissioner

Corrections Victoria is part of the Department of Justice in the Victorian Government, and is responsible for the provision of custodial and community-based services as an important element of the criminal justice system in the state of Victoria, Australia. Greg Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Department of Justice in April 2013.


The services provided include correctional centre custody of remand and sentenced inmates, parole, pre-sentence reports and advice to courts and releasing authorities, community service orders and other forms of community-based offender supervision. Offenders in custody and those supervised in the community are assessed for relevant interventions to reduce their risks of re-offending. Corrections Victoria works in partnership with other government and non-government justice and human services agencies in regard to inmates in custody and offenders in the community.

The Commissioner of Corrections Victoria is Jan Shuard PSM, appointed December 2012. The Minister for Corrections is the Hon. Gayle Tierney MP.

With the government's tougher stance on crime the prison population is growing. In 2013 and 2014 there has been significant investment in Victoria's prisons which has seen a resulting recruitment drive

Prison management in Victoria

Corrections Victoria oversees the management of Victoria's 11 public prisons in the Department's Regions. The Regions also run the Community Correctional Service on behalf of Corrections Victoria using around 50 different reporting centers.

  • Barwon Prison
  • Beechworth Correctional Centre
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (for women)
  • Dhurringile Prison
  • Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat)
  • Langi Kal Kal Prison
  • Loddon Prison
  • Marngoneet Correctional Centre
  • Melbourne Assessment Prison
  • Metropolitan Remand Centre
  • Tarrengower Prison (for women)
  • Private Prisons

  • Fulham Correctional Centre, managed by GEO
  • Port Phillip Correctional Centre, managed by G4S
  • Ravenhall Prison, scheduled to open late 2017, managed by GEO
  • References

    Corrections Victoria Wikipedia

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