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HAKEA IN LOCKDOWN AS PRISON OFFICERS CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) said Hakea prison was currently in lockdown, as staff were not willing to open cells in the overcrowded, understaffed prison due to safety concerns. WAPOU said staff had made the decision to lock down the priso ...

Statement on Hakea death

Comments to be attributed to WA Prison Officers’ Union State Secretary Andy Smith   “WAPOU is saddened to hear of the death of a prisoner at Hakea prison on Thursday afternoon. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time, and also w ...

DEPARTMENT FINED AFTER INDUSTRIAL AGREEMENT BREACH

The Department of Justice has been fined $15,000 following legal action taken by the WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU). WAPOU launched legal action against the Department after a prison officer was denied the Public Holiday rate in August last year, ...