HM Prison Won Wron

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HM Prison Won Wron
HM Prison Won Wron is located in Victoria
HM Prison Won Wron
Location in Victoria
Location Won Wron, Victoria
Coordinates 38°29′8″S 146°40′19″E / 38.48556°S 146.67194°E / -38.48556; 146.67194Coordinates: 38°29′8″S 146°40′19″E / 38.48556°S 146.67194°E / -38.48556; 146.67194
Status Closed
Security class Minimum security
Capacity 127
Opened 1964
Closed 2004
Managed by Corrections Victoria

HM Prison Won Wron was a minimum security Australian prison located in Won Wron, Victoria.[1] It was closed in late 2004, and the subsequent proposal to set up an Indigenous rehabilitation facility on the site was opposed by the local community of Yarram.[2]

HM Prison Won Wron was noteworthy in that it held a fun-run with the tongue-in-cheek name of "Prisoners on the Run" annually on Easter Sunday, with the goal of raising funds to help support disabled and disadvantaged children in the Gippsland area.[3]