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Melbourne Is Getting A New Prison & Residents Are Furious

The Victorian Government has announced plans that a new youth prison will be built in Werribee South. The new facility will cost $250 million, and will be developed in the area south of Werribee Zoo.

The Andrews government is expected to confirm the plans of the 250-bed youth detention centre, with many viewing it as an attempt to fix the current problems regarding the State's youth justice centre.

Juveniles have already been a big cost for Victorian taxpayers, after the damage caused at recent riots at Parkville and Malmsbury justice centres.

These issues are threatening the government's hopes for re-election.

The new Werribee youth prison will also include a supermax unit, for Victoria's most violent youths.

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