Melbourne Assessment Prison

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Below is official information.

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector's Report.

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Name of General Manager

 

Year of Establishment

1989

Postal Address

 

Street Address

317-353 Spencer Street

West Australia VIC 3003

How to Get There

Melbourne Assessment Prison is on the corner of Spencer and La Trobe Streets in the Melbourne Central Business District. It is 250m north of Southern Cross Station and is accessible by trams travelling along Spencer and La Trobe Streets.

Phone no.

03 9321 4111

Population

 

Capacity

305

Number of Staff

 

Health Care Services

 

Education & Skill Development

 

Level of Security

Maximum

Availability of Activities

 

Contact with Outside World

Contact visits

Mainstream & Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) Mainstream prisoners

Sunday

08:30–13:00

Children permitted

Wednesday

09:00–13:15

Children permitted

 

13:30-15:30

Adults only

Saturday

12:30–15:30

Adults only

Unit 9, 10 & AAU Protection prisoners

Sunday

14:30–15:30

Children permitted

Saturday

08:30–10:30

Adults only

Unit 8 prisoners

Sunday

13:15–14:15

Children permitted

Saturday

10:45–12:15

Adults only


Visits last about one hour. 

The last visit commences at 15:00. 

Up to three adult visitors and a number of children are able to visit a prisoner on child contact visit times. 

Prisoners are entitled to one contact visit per week. The week starts on Sunday.

Non-contact (box) visits

Mainstream & AAU Mainstream prisoners

Sunday

08:30–13:00

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:30–15:30

Tuesday

11:15–15:30

Saturday

12:30–15:30

Unit 8,9, 10 & Protection prisoners

Sunday

13:15–15:30

Tuesday

09:30–11:00

Saturday

08:30–12:15


The last visit commences at 15:00. 

If a prisoner you are visiting is ineligible for contact visits, they may have just one visit for one hour per week. For all other prisoners, box visits last about 30 minutes.  

Prisoners are able to have a box visit on the days and hours outlined in the table above except on the day that they have a contact visit.

During box visits, no touching is possible – there is a glass partition that separates you from the person you are visiting and all speaking is done through an intercom. Seating for two adult visitors is available.

Time Out of Cell

 

 

http://www.corrections.vic.gov.au/home/prison/melbourne+assessment+prison.shtml