75: Report of an Announced Inspection of Bunbury Regional Prison - Background

This was the fourth announced inspection of Bunbury Regional Prison (BRP) and the first inspection of the Pre-release Unit (PRU), the State’s newest minimum security facility for males. The PRU is co-located with Bunbury Regional Prison and is managed by the same Superintendent as BRP. BRP has traditionally been a stable prison environment. The Inspector, …

75: Report of an Announced Inspection of Bunbury Regional Prison - Key Findings

Overall this fourth inspection of Bunbury Regional Prison found that the prison continued its tradition of performing well although acknowledging that there had been slippage in some areas. Whereas previous inspections had noted good staff/prisoner interactions, this inspection noticed a decline in this aspect of prison operations caused primarily by the overcrowding. The new Pre-release …

75: Report of an Announced Inspection of Bunbury Regional Prison - Recommendations

The Department ensures that Bunbury Regional Prison has a permanent management team holding substantive positions. That the Department establishes the causes underlying the high number of workers’ compensation claims at Bunbury Regional Prison and addresses these. Upgrade the sally port, gatehouse and reception area at Bunbury Regional Prison to allow for more efficient and secure …

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