Beechworth Correctional Centre

The Beechworth Correctional Centre is a minimum security prison, located in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. It was opened in January 2005 as a replacement for the now-closed HM Prison Beechworth.

Beechworth Correctional Centre
LocationBeechworth, Victoria
Capacity136
Opened2005
Managed byCorrections Victoria

Accommodation in the prison is made up of several self-catered and fully catered units. Prisoners in self-catered units are given a weekly budget (currently $27.00) to buy groceries and cook their own meals.

The prisoners work in a variety of areas, including landcare work, factory work, billet positions, and kitchen jobs, as well as several education options.[1]

Like other minimum security prisons, the Beechworth Correctional Centre has a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Any prisoner who tests positive for drugs is moved into a punishment cell and moved to a higher security prison.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MEDIA RELEASE: Victoria's Newest Prison Opens In Beechworth Archived 2 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Government of Victoria, 5 April 2005.
  2. ^ Oakes, Dan (19 May 2008). "Wheatley swaps jailhouse lock for sweet home South Yarra". The Age. Australia.

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Coordinates: 36°20′56.04″S 146°39′14.79″E / 36.3489000°S 146.6541083°E / -36.3489000; 146.6541083