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From the Minister for Corrections

Edward O’Donohue



The Hon Edward O’Donohue MP


Labor's union mates today reached a new low, going to the Fair Work Commission to argue about aspects of Victoria's sweeping parole reforms.

Offenders from Loddon Prison are performing community service across the Loddon Mallee region, giving back to the community and learning valuable skills, Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue said today.

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue today launched the Victorian prison system's first mobile forensic mental health unit at the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC).

Minister for Corrections Edward O'Donohue has congratulated participants in outstanding partnerships between Corrections Victoria and local communities at this year's Corrections Victoria Community Work Partnership Awards.

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue today launched a new tool to help increase independent oversight of the corrections system for Victoria's Koori prisoners.

Minister for Corrections Edward O'Donohue has welcomed the appointment of twelve new community members to Victoria's Adult Parole Board.

Corrections Minister Edward O'Donohue officially opened two new units and an education centre at Hopkins Correctional Centre and welcomed 72 new prison officers at a graduation ceremony in Ararat today.

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.