Prisoners on the Run Inc
Since its inception, Prisoners on the Run Inc has raised over $1 million.
Money is raised through the fundraising efforts of prisoners, centred around a fun run, and gifted to disabled and disadvantaged children.
Prisoners on the Run started at Morwell River Prison in 1988. In its first year the aim was to raise $1,000 for a sick child. From there it grew to a significant charity, raising $50,000 or more each year to benefit disabled and disadvantaged children in the Gippsland area.
The charity was transferred to Won Wron Prison in 1997 upon the closure of Morwell River. In late 2004, with the imminent closure of Won Wron Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre and Gippsland Community Corrections maintained the charity to ensure the continuation of Prisoners on the Run in the Gippsland area.
In 2005 changes were made to allow for the expansion of the charity to Beechworth and Dhurringile Prisons in North Central and North East Victoria.
Since this change, presentations have been made in both locations with funds of over $60,000 to the North East and $20,000 in the Goulburn Valley for disadvantaged and disabled children