Due to be completed in the middle of 2014, the new 236-bed Loddon Prison Facility is the first stage of the overall $76 million upgrade and expansion underway at Loddon.

The new facility will represent a new type of security classification – restricted minimum – sitting outside the existing prison walls, but with its own secure perimeter.

Loddon Prison currently accommodates medium-security male prisoners serving mainly medium and long-term sentences for a range of offences. It also accommodates some prisoners with disability or other complex needs.

Working with Kane Constructions, Ansa Doors has successfully tendered for the supply and installation of a range of door products that include both commercial and industrial roller shutters.

Loddon opened in August 1990 as a replacement for the old Castlemaine Gaol, which originally opened in 1861 to service the goldfields and surrounding towns.

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