1. Provide the new health, educational and industrial facilities the prison has identified as necessary to the performance of its functions.
  2. Operate all four accommodation units with sufficient staffing and resources to meet the prison’s complex mix of functions.
  3. Ensure the consistent provision of all mandatory staff training. In addition provide language and cultural awareness training, and First Aid Mental Health Training for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.
  4. Provide an Aboriginal Arts workshop.
  5. Develop and implement proactive strategies to ensure improved access for Aboriginal prisoners to minimum security placements including socially and culturally appropriate work camps.
  6. Employ an Aboriginal Education Worker.
  7. Engage appropriate support (including a focus on language and cultural needs) for displaced Aboriginal prisoners accommodated at Albany.
  8. Develop and implement policies and processes to ensure the appropriate and consistent treatment of foreign national prisoners, including enhanced peer support services and relevant training for peer support officers.
  9. Improve the Department’s language services policy and operational practices, including interpretation and translation services.
  10. Ensure that all foreign national prisoners are able to use a portion of their gratuities for sending remittances to support their dependants.
  11. Ensure sufficient and substantively appointed health centre staff, including nurses, a GP, and an Aboriginal Health Worker.
  12. The Department must ensure the provision of an adequate dental service, including emergency and acute care (whether provided by Dental Health WA or an alternative service).
  13. Actively seek and obtain comprehensive health information about foreign national prisoners on their transfer from immigration detention or other Commonwealth facilities.
  14. Ensure that sustainable occupational health and safety arrangements are in place and that identified hazards such as the spray-painting booth are appropriately managed and rectified.
  15. Ensure the education centre is fully and substantively staffed, including increased education coordination and administration support.
  16. Ensure the provision of sufficient computers and up-to-date software for educational purposes.

Read DCS Response to Recommendations.

Page last updated: January 12, 2015

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