Pardelup is a highly performing prison that continues to offer positive opportunities for prisoners. There are many benefits for prisoners and the community more generally in having facilities like Pardelup and the Walpole Work Camp operating as part of the corrections environment. The potential to rehabilitate individual prisoners can have lasting implications for them and their families.
One of the most notable aspects is that the prison lives and breathes the Pardelup philosophy of ‘Proud to be Pardelup’ and we saw evidence that its values of ‘Trust, Respect and Integrity’ are present throughout their work. This fosters a strong sense of community within the prison.
Some of the credit for the success we have seen goes to its unique environment, but the work of management, staff and prisoners in both the prison and work camp deserves the most recognition.