This report is based on an inspection of all the custody centres that exist at the various courts across the state and the small number of lock-ups that currently come within the jurisdiction of the Inspector of Custodial Services. In total there are 18 court custody centres located throughout the state including: the Perth Children’s …

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This report was written during a time of considerable change and debate, including the outsourcing of court custody services at the Perth Children’s Court, delays to the full operational opening of a new police and courts complex in Northbridge, and the release of a major Parliamentary Committee report into police lock-ups. This Inspector of Custodial …

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Key findings

The standards of the court custody cells, staff amenities, passageways, docks and control rooms vary enormously across locations. They range from large, secure centres clean of graffiti to rundown centres in need of replacement or upgrading. Apart from a select few, most sites do not provide adequate break areas or secure places for the custody …

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Cell at Mandurah court


The Department of the Attorney General refurbish the non-contact interview rooms at Perth Children’s Court to provide appropriate privacy for detainees to meet with their lawyers. The Department of Corrective Services provides fresh, nutritious options to detainees at Perth Children’s Court for morning and afternoon tea. Pursuant to the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act …

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