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Prison officer attacked in Bunbury

The WA Prison Officers Union is calling for the government to respect the risk prison officersface after an officer was left hospitalised at the weekend. The male prison officer was attempting to handcuff a male prisoner on Saturday when he wasgrabbed and ...

Department of justice failed in staffing prison

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has condemned the mismanagement of staffing at WA prisons, following a report by the Inspector of Custodial Services into Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (EGRP). The report highlights the issues WAPOU has been fig ...

Treasury Horrendously Miscalculates Prison Budget

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) says the WA State Government has once again turneda blind eye to the needs of WA prisons, in today’s Budget. The government’s extension of the State Wages Policy is an unnecessary slap in the face to ...