Port Phillip Prison

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Port Phillip Prison
Location Truganina, Victoria
Status Operational
Security class Maximum (Male)
Capacity 1072, as at 30 June 2014
Opened September, 1997
Managed by G4S Australia Pty Ltd

Coordinates: 37°49′42″S 144°45′8″E / 37.82833°S 144.75222°E / -37.82833; 144.75222 Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security prison located at Truganina, Victoria, Australia. It is Victoria's largest prison, able to accommodate up to 824 prisoners.[1] The prison is privately operated on behalf of the Government of Victoria by G4S Australia Pty Ltd.[2]

Construction and history[edit]

Construction began in 1994 and was completed in 1996.[citation needed] Originally called Port Phillip Correctional Centre,[3] the facility was the third privately operated prison to open in Victoria. It received its first prisoners on 10 September 1997.[1]

Accommodation units[edit]

The prison consists of 13 accommodation units including a youth unit generally for young adult inmates aged 18–25.[citation needed] Cells within the units have a shower, hand basin, toilet, desk, chair, television, kettle, storage shelves, intercom and bed.[2]

The prison operates a 20-bed inpatient hospital unit.[2]

Notable prisoners[edit]