More shipping container cells for growing prison population

Aug 15, 2014, 11:11 PM

The Victorian Government has bought another 27 shipping containers to house the growing number of prisoners in the state's jails.

There will be 18 new shipping containers, or prefabricated buildings known as dongas, at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland and another nine at the Marngoneet Correctional Centre near Geelong.

AUDIO: More shipping containers to house Victoria's prisoners (The World Today) They will accommodate up to 80 medium security prisoners and will be installed by August.