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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 ...

Derby prison break could have led to Greenough style riot

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) has warned a prison break at the West Kimberley Regional Prison could have resulted in another devastating Greenough style riot. The incident happened on Thursday the 23rd of July just before 5pm, when a prison ...