Funeral attendances by incarcerated people in Western Australia
The Inspector of Custodial Services has released a report on funeral attendance by incarcerated people in WA. The Inspector Neil Morgan acknowledged that there will always be limitations to accessing funerals while incarcerated, however noted that a governing system for attendance needs to be fair, equitable, transparent and flexible. He notes that the current policy does not achieve this.
Directed Review into an Incident at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre on 20 January 2013
The January loss of control at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre was an entirely predictable incident, not because the young people at Banksia Hill had suddenly become worse, but because the facility had become increasingly unstable over the preceding 18 months and this had not been properly managed.
Report of Announced Inspection of Karnet Prison Farm
The Inspector of Custodial Services has released a report of an announced inspection of Karnet Prison Farm conducted in January 2013. The report offers the broad conclusion that Karnet continues to be one of the state's strongest performing prisons.
Report of an Announced Inspection of Greenough Regional Prison
The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services has released the report of an announced inspection of Greenough Regional Prison ('Greenough') conducted in October 2012. The overall conclusion ofthe report is broadly consistent with the findings of earlier inspections: the prison is a solid performer which generally goes about its business in an efficient way, free of major controversies and major incidents. However, it is in the midst of some very significant changes, including infrastructure upgrades, management changes and the influx of a larger number of female prisoners.
Media Release: Report of an Announced Inspection of Pardelup Prison Farm and Report on the Flow of Prisoners to Minimum Security, Section 95 and Work Camps
The Inspector of Custodial Services has today released two reports. One is a report of an inspection of Pardelup Prison Farm, conducted in July-August 2012. The other report analyses trends in the number of prisoners at the three different security classifications used by the Department of Corrective Services (maximum, medium and minimum).