The office of the Inspector of Custodial Services has been directed, under section 17 of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003, to undertake a full review into the incident that occurred at Banksia Hill Detention Centre on January 20, 2013.
The Office is inviting interested organisations , community groups, and individuals to provide written submissions on issues relevant to the Banksia Hill inquiry. More information about the inquiry, its terms of reference, and guidance on how to make a submission is available.Find out more
Report of an Announced Inspection of Greenough Regional Prison
The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services has released the report of an announced inspection of Greenough Regional Prison ('Greenough') conducted in October 2012. The overall conclusion ofthe report is broadly consistent with the findings of earlier inspections: the prison is a solid performer which generally goes about its business in an efficient way, free of major controversies and major incidents. However, it is in the midst of some very significant changes, including infrastructure upgrades, management changes and the influx of a larger number of female prisoners.
Media Release: Report of an Announced Inspection of Pardelup Prison Farm and Report on the Flow of Prisoners to Minimum Security, Section 95 and Work Camps
The Inspector of Custodial Services has today released two reports. One is a report of an inspection of Pardelup Prison Farm, conducted in July-August 2012. The other report analyses trends in the number of prisoners at the three different security classifications used by the Department of Corrective Services (maximum, medium and minimum).
Media Release: Report of an Announced Inspection of Hakea Prison
The Inspector of Custodial Services has released the report of an announced inspection of Haka Prison conducted in May-June 2012. In launching the report, the Inspector Neil Morgan said: 'Hakea is a complex facility, which comes not only from its functions but also its culture, history and relationships. This inspection identified many examples of staff getting on with the job in a pragmatic and resourceful way despite some infrastructure challenges. Unfortunately, however, the prison has suffered from a negative and divided workplace culture for too long. This has been affecting relationships and performance and needs to change.'
Report of an Announced Inspection of Wooroloo Prison Farm
Wooroloo, like all prisons, faces budgetary constraints which are most unlikely to ease over the coming years. In essence, this report shows that it does a good job within those constraints. Wooroloo plays a major role as a ‘re-entry’ facility . It generally does a good a job in terms of skill development and community outreach. However, the Inspector again voiced his concern at the low number of Aboriginal prisoners accessing the state's best-equipped re-entry prisons
Report of Announced Inspection of Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women
The Inspector of Custodial Services has released a report of an inspection of Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women. The report finds that Boronia continues to provide a safe, secure, calm and supportive environment for the women who are housed there.However, the Inspector of Custodial Services, Professor Neil Morgan said, that there are opportunitites for further development if Boronia is to maximise its potential.