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Media Releases

Brave prison officers taken to hospital after cell fire

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has praised the brave work of a number of prison officers who risked their own lives to remove a prisoner from a cell fire. Prisoner officers at Bandyup Women’s Prison attended the fire this afternoon after a pris ...

Hakea Prison tension at an all time high

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has warned of more assaults, deaths and prisoner escapes if serious staffing shortages are not dealt with at Hakea Prison. In the past five months Hakea has seen four deaths in custody, numerous serious assaults on pris ...

Greenough Regional Prison plans fail to eliminate riot risk

The WA Prison Officers’ Union warns plans to upgrade Greenough Regional Prison will not eliminate risk and will leave it as unsafe as it was prior to the 2018 riot. WAPOU was told by the department last week how the $12.3 million dollars allocated f ...