Grills in Unit 2


Albany functions as a regional prison, receiving and accommodating local people on remand, sentenced, or returning to custody, for example, upon breaching a parole order. However, fewer than 100 of its population comes from the Great Southern region. It is also Western Australia’s third maximum-security prison, and the only one outside metropolitan Perth. As such …

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Unit 1 bunk bed


Crowding and age were placing a significant stress on the physical infrastructure of Albany Regional Prison. Many of the buildings had not been scaled up to meet the increased number of prisoners they were expected to service. The cells in Unit 1 A and B wings were too small to hold two prisoners in humane …

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Medical centre

Key Findings

• Albany Regional Prison is WA’s third maximum-security prison • The prisoner population at Albany doubled in an 18-month period • Remandees were 25.5 per cent of the population • There were many foreign nationals and indigenous prisoners • There has been more stability in leadership, and better communication with staff LIFE AT ALBANY • The …

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Denuded garden bed in protection wing


1. Ensure privacy of reception interviews. 2. Ensure that prisoners at Albany are provided with a thorough orientation, a properly printed orientation booklet, and contact with peer support. 3. Further develop peer supporters to be effective in their role. 4. Increase PCS staffing at Albany Regional Prison. 5. Albany Regional Prison must determine how a …

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