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Union warns WA's newest prison already at crisis point

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) warns the State’s newest prison is already at breaking point with serious overcrowding and staffing shortages. Last Thursday up to 18 male prisoners slept on the floor of the Eastern Goldfields Regional Pr ...

WAPOU calls on State Government to invest in WA prisons

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) is calling on the State Government to act on recommendations to invest in Albany Regional Prison following a damming report by the Inspector of Custodial Services. The report tabled in Parliament today found Alb ...

WAPOU welcomes recruitment plan for WA prison officers

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has welcomed a prison officer recruitment strategy by the Department of Corrective Services. The initial plan was presented to WAPOU during a meeting this morning and outlined a commitment to recruit an additional 408 p ...