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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).