Accused rapist and killer Adrian Ernest Bayley will receive Victoria's highest level of protection in jail amid fears for his safety.
Jill Meagher's death has been met with fury, with some prisoners wanting to kill Bayley, while others have prayed for her during a church service at the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), The Herald Sun reported.
Bayley is in danger from fellow inmates because of the nature of the case, and may be moved as early as Monday, the paper said.
The major offenders' unit, which handles high-profile and gangland inmates, has been assigned to handle his placement. Bayley is likely to be transferred to the MRC or Barwon Prison.
Bayley, 41, of Coburg was arrested last Thursday afternoon and has been charged with Ms Meagher's rape and murder. He is in custody awaiting a committal mention hearing on January 18.