RECOMMENDATION 1

The Department and WKRP should take urgent steps to engage AVS and local community Elders to support Kimberley prisoners.

RECOMMENDATION 2

Culturally appropriate training at WKRP should equip all staff to comprehensively support Kimberley Aboriginal prisoners.

RECOMMENDATION 3

Improve the Orientation process to ensure that every prisoner receives a comprehensive orientation to the prison.

RECOMMENDATION 4

WKRP should have a second Life Skills Officer position to support self-care.

RECOMMENDATION 5

Subject to risk assessments and supervision, provide better opportunities for male and female prisoners at WKRP to mix, including opportunities for friends and families to grieve together.

RECOMMENDATION 6

Develop and deliver culturally appropriate offender treatment programs for men and women at WKRP.

RECOMMENDATION 7

Industries at WKRP should be developed to support more employment.

RECOMMENDATION 8

Increase life skills support and opportunities for external employment for the women.

RECOMMENDATION 9

WKRP needs better Departmental oversight of the Kimberley re-entry service provider contract.

RECOMMENDATION 10

Ensure that lessons learned from the WKRP build are considered in the planning of a new Broome prison.

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Page last updated: April 8, 2021

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