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From the Minister for Corrections

Edward O’Donohue

The Hon Edward O’Donohue MP

The Victorian Coalition Government has signed a contract with GEO Consortium to deliver the state's new medium security men's prison at Ravenhall in Melbourne's west.

Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue has opened the first stage of a $65 million expansion and upgrade of Victoria’s maximum security remand centre.
The GEO Consortium is the preferred respondent for the Ravenhall prison project, Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue announced today.

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue today opened a new correctional facility at Loddon Prison, a major milestone in the Napthine Government's commitment to build a safer Victoria.

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue officially opened a 126-bed expansion at minimum-security Langi Kal Kal Prison today during a tour of the region.

Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue today opened the first of 126 new beds at Dhurringile Prison as the Napthine Government’s prison expansion program continues to build a safer Victoria.
Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue has hailed the installation of new relocatable accommodation units at Beechworth Correctional Centre as an important part of the Napthine Government’s expansion of Victoria’s prison system.

In a television news report last night, Shadow Attorney-General And Shadow Minister for Corrections Martin Pakula stated that “the system has broken down” because prisoners are released at the end of their sentences.

The Napthine Coalition Government's prison expansion program will deliver hundreds of new jobs for the state and create new career opportunities for Victorians, Minister for Corrections Edward O'Donohue said today.

Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue has opened a major expansion of Victoria’s largest maximum security prison, as new beds continue to open across the prison system.

The Victorian Coalition Government will deliver a further $454.3 million to the prison system as part of the 2014-15 Victorian State Budget commitment to increased community safety.

A Barwon Prison officer who intervened in a violent confrontation between two prisoners has today received one of Corrections Victoria’s highest honours, the Medal of Valour.

Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue has announced more than 80 new medium security prison beds will be delivered by August as the Victorian Coalition Government continues to build infrastructure for a safer Victoria.

The Victorian Coalition Government is initiating further reform of the state’s parole system, announcing the implementation of the remaining recommendations from the Callinan review.

Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue today visited Loddon Prison to announce that the Victoria Coalition Government’s new prisoner accommodation annex is to be formally known as ‘Middleton’.

Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue today announced the Victorian Coalition Government will introduce legislation to ensure mass-murderer Julian Knight can never again pose a threat to the community; fulfilling a Coalition election promise.

Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue today announced a new 50-bed expansion of the Beechworth Correctional Centre to accommodate Victoria’s growing prisoner population.

New data released today reveals that the Victorian Coalition Government is effectively managing Victoria's corrections system.

A new community partnership is getting offenders on community-based orders to roll up their sleeves to support the Wonthaggi Pony Club as part of their community service.
The Ararat Prison Project is about to reach a major milestone with Premier Denis Napthine today joining Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue to inspect the first new prisoner beds which are set to be introduced to the network in coming days.