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.