Port Phillip Correctional Centre

Port Phillip Correctional Centre

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Port Phillip Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located at Truganina, Victoria, Australia. Construction began in 1994 and was completed in 1996. Port Phillip Correctional Centre is one of three maximum security prisons 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 humans with physical and intellectual disabilities, hospital services and specialist, management and security units.

The prison is privately run by G4S Custodial Services (previously Group 4 Corrections Services). Other names for the Port Phillip Correctional Centre are Port Phillip Prison.

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...
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