Agency VA 4107
Metropolitan Reception Prison
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Date Range: 1984 - ? 1997
 
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Establishment and Function

The Metropolitan Reception Prison was established under section 114 of the Community Welfare Services Act 1970. The establishment was advertised in the Victorian Gazette No.86 on the 14 August 1984.

The Reception Prison was established as a holding centre for prisoners prior to their classification and relocation to an appropriate prison or division within a prison.

The Metropolitan Reception Prison was located within the Pentridge Prison complex. When Pentridge closed in December 1997 the Reception Prison was relocated to within the Melbourne Remand Centre complex (later renamed HM Melbourne Assessment Prison) (VA 4858).
 
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? 1986 - cont Register of Charges Heard Before the Governor VPRS 11756 North Melbourne Closed
1914 - 1933 Register of Officers and Warders Service VPRS 10919 North Melbourne Closed
1985 - 1997 Governor's Diaries VPRS 11763 North Melbourne Closed
1985 - cont Governor's Correspondence Files, Alpha-Numeric System VPRS 11900 North Melbourne Closed
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1984 - ? 1997 Prisons and correctional services VF 60
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1984 - 1992 Office of Corrections VA 1063
1992 - ? 1997 Department of Justice VA 3085
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1984 - ? 1997 Prisons and Youth Training Centres VRG 9