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Encyclopedia > Port Phillip Correctional Centre
Port Phillip Correctional Centre
Location: Laverton, Victoria
Status: Operational
Security class: Maximum (Male)
Capacity: 744
Opened: September, 1997
Managed by: GSL Custodial Services


Port Phillip Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located at Laverton, Victoria, Australia. Construction began in 1994 and was completed in 1996. Port Phillip Correctional Centre is the second maximum security prison for Victoria, after the metropolitan remand centre opened in 2006, taking the majority of Port Phillip Prison's remand prisoners,Port Phillip retains specialist accommodation for prisoners with physical and intellectual disabilities, hospital services and specialist, management and security units. Laverton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laverton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ... Developmental disability is a term used to describe severe, life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairments, manifested before the age of 22. ...


The prison is privately run by GSL Custodial Services (previously Group 4 Corrections Services). Other names for the Port Phillip Correctional Centre are Port Phillip Prison. Port Phillip Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located at Laverton, Victoria, Australia. ...

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Accommodation units

The prison is separated into thirteen accommodation units including a youth unit generally for young adult inmates aged 18-25. Each cell has a shower, basin, toilet, desk, chair, television, kettle, storage shelves, intercom and bed. Each accommodation unit has its own kitchen, meals room, laundry, day room, recreation area and outside courtyard.


All units are centrally heated and every cell has ventilation and a large window. In addition, the prison operates a 20-bed inpatient hospital unit.


Controversy

Port Phillip Prison has been the subject of much controversy since opening. Many blame private management of the prison management rather than government manangement for the controversial issues.


Controversies include the deaths of seven prisoners within five months of opening, dangerous prisoners being allowed access to violent video games and movies, and a move to install an ice-cream machine [1]. It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Cherry ice cream Ice cream or ice-cream (originally iced cream) is a frozen dessert made from dairy products, such as cream (or substituted ingredients), combined with flavorings and sweeteners, such as sugar. ...


Also during a time of drought in Victoria 2007, when the rest of the population has been forced to under go water restrictions, Port Phillip has been permitted to fill inground swimming pools from mains water for the inmates to enjoy[citation needed]. Drought in Australia is defined by rainfall over a three month period being in the lowest ten percent of amounts having been recorded for that region in the past. ... Level 5 water restrictions in Goulburn in 2006. ...


Notable prisoners

Peter Norris Dupas Peter Norris Dupas (b. ... A prisoner who is denied, refused or unable to meet the conditions of bail, or who is unable to post bail, may be held in a prison on remand until their criminal trial. ... Schapelle Leigh Corby (born 10 July 1977) is an Australian drug smuggler, convicted by the Denpasar (Indonesia) District Court. ... Andrew Fraser was a high profile Melbourne based lawyer sentenced to five years imprisonment in 2001 for drug trafficking and importation of cocaine. ... Craig W. J. Minogue is an Australian prisoner, convicted for the 1986 bombing of the Russell Street Police Headquarters in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on March 27, 1986. ... Lewis Moran (? - 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Jason Moran, 36, (1967 - 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and a member of the infamous Moran family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne underground war. ...

References


Prisons in Victoria
Acheron Boys Home | Allambie Reception Centre | Ashendene Boys Home | Beechworth Correctional Centre | Dame Phyllis Frost Centre | Fulham Correctional Centre | J Ward | Hillside Boys Home | HM Prison Ararat | HM Prison Barwon | HM Prison Beechworth | HM Prison Bendigo | HM Melbourne Assessment Prison | HM Prison Dhurringile| HM Prison Fairlea | HM Prison Geelong | HM Prison Langi Kal Kal| HM Prison Loddon | HM Prison Morwell River | HM Prison Pentridge | HM Prison Sale | HM Prison Tarrengower | HM Prison Won Wron | Illoura Children’s Home | Ivanhoe Hostel | Melbourne Custody Centre | Mirallee Reception Centre | Old Castlemaine Gaol | Malmsbury Youth Training Centre | Marngoneet Correctional Centre | Old Melbourne Gaol | Metropolitan Remand Centre | Pirra Girls’ Home | Port Phillip Prison | Turana Youth Training Centre | Winlaton Youth Training Centre

ACT - NSW - NT - QLD - VIC - SA - TAS - WA Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Acheron Boys Home was an Australian youth training facility located in Buxton, Victoria, Australia. ... Allambie Reception Centre was an Australian youth training facility located in Burwood, Victoria, Australia. ... Ashendene Boys Home was an Australian youth training facility located in Olinda, Victoria, Australia. ... Beechworth Correctional Centre was opened in January 2005 as a replacement for the now closed HM Prison Beechworth. ... Dame Phyllis Frost Centre is a maximum security womens prison located at Deer Park, Victoria, Australia. ... Fulham Correctional Centre is a medium security Australian prison located in Hopkins Rd, Sale, Victoria, Australia. ... J Ward was an Australian prison used to house the criminally insane, located in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Ararat is located in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Barwon is a maximum security Australian prison located on Bacchus Marsh Road, 6 km from the township of Lara, (near Geelong), Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Beechworth was a medium security Australian prison located in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Bendigo was a medium security prison facility located in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. ... The HM Melbourne Assessment Prison is located in Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria. ... HM Prison Dhurringile is a minimum security prison located on Murchison Road, Murchison, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Fairlea was an Australian female prison located on Yarra Bend Drive in suburb of Fairfield, Victoria, Australia. ... Australian Prisons Categories: Stub | Victorian prisons | Geelong ... HM Prison Langi Kal Kal is an Australian prison located at Trawalla, near Beaufort, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Loddon is an Australian medium security prison, located in Central Victoria, Australia, approximately four kilometres from the centre of Castlemaine and about one and a half hours from Melbourne. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Main entrance HM Prison Pentridge was an Australian prison built in 1850 and located in Coburg, Victoria. ... HM Prison Sale is located in Sale, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Tarrengower is a womens prison located in Maldon, Victoria, Australia. ... HM Prison Won Wron is a minimum security Australian prison located in Won Wron, Victoria, Australia. ... The Melbourne Custody Centre is the main reception prison facility in Melbourne, Australia. ... Old Castlemaine Gaol is located in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. ... Marngoneet Correctional Centre is a medium security Australian prison currently under construction in Lara, Victoria, Australia. ... The site of the Melbourne Gaol in July 2005 Demolition of the Melbourne Gaol, September 2, 1937 Melbourne Gaol (more commonly known as The Old Melbourne Gaol) is a museum and former prison located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Metropolitan Remand Centre is an Australian prison currently under construction in Ravenhall, Victoria, Australia, 20 km west of the Melbourne CBD. Categories: Oceania buildings and structures stubs | Building projects | Victorian prisons | Prisons in Melbourne ... Pirra Girls’ Home was an Australian juvenile detention centre located in Lara, Victoria, Australia. ... Port Phillip Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located at Laverton, Victoria, Australia. ... Turana Youth Training Centre now known as the Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centreis a youth corrections facility located in Parkville, Victoria, Australia. ... Winlaton Youth Training Centre was a Govemnent owned and run female youth correctional facility located on 18 acres at 186 Springvale Road Nunawading, Victoria, Australia. ...


List of Australian prisons This is a list of operational and former Australian prisons. ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Port Phillip Correctional Centre (260 words)
Port Phillip Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located at Laverton, Victoria, Australia.
Port Phillip Correctional Centre is the primary remand prison for Victoria and also has specialist accommodation for physically or intellectually disabled, hospital services and specialist, management and security units.
Other names for the Port Phillip Correctional Centre are Port Phillip Prison.
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