Recommendation 1:  Improve record keeping practices to ensure accurate, transparent records are kept.

Recommendation 2: Change practice to ensure routine restraint is more closely aligned with individual risk, with particular consideration given to

    •     people who are not conscious
    •     people who are terminally ill
    •     the elderly or frail
    •     people with significant mobility issues

Recommendation 3:  Do not routinely restrain any pregnant prisoner unless there is a documented specific risk which cannot be managed by other means.

DOJ Response – Routine Restraints

Page last updated: October 12, 2020
Routine restraint of people in custody in Western Australia