Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan examines new shipping container-style cells at Dhurringile Prison.JARROD WHITTAKER January 7, 2014 4:55am
Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan and Victorian Corrections Minister Ed O'Donohue at Dhurringile Prison yesterday.
Dhurringile Prison will eventually be expanded to house 520 inmates, almost double the present capacity, Victorian Acting Premier Peter Ryan declared during a visit to the site yesterday.
Mr Ryan visited the prison to inspect recently installed shipping container-style accommodation.
The 50 shipping container units were installed last month.
Each houses two prisoners and is 6
They are insulated with a thermal panel and include an air conditioner.
In recent months, the Napthine Government has moved to expand prison bed capacity following an increase in the number of prisoners being housed in police cells.
Full details about the future of Dhurringile Prison inside today’s News.
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