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Broome Regional Prison is located on Jukun land in Broome, Western Australia.

Broome manages remand and sentenced prisoner of all security ratings. The prison population is predominantly Aboriginal men from across the Kimberley region, but a small unit is usually set aside for female prisoners. Broome also manages the Wyndham Work Camp.

Broome is the oldest operating prison in Western Australia. Three accommodation blocks and administration buildings were commissioned in 1945, clustered around the ‘Bull pen’, a secure shed built in 1895. Seven inspections of Broome by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) since 2001 have found it below standard.

The then-Government decided to close Broome in 2012, just prior to the opening of the new West Kimberley Regional Prison (WKRP) at Derby.

In 2015 it was announced that the Broome facility would remain open, and in 2016 it reverted to local management and took responsibility for the Wyndham Work Camp.