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Media Releases

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 ...

WAPOU calls for reform to strip searching in WA prisons

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) has welcomed the findings of a review into strip search policies at WA prisons, especially in relation to staff and visitors, but says a trial of less invasive and more effective scanning technology should be co ...

WAPOU recognises prison officers on National Corrections Day

WAPOU RECOGNISES PRISON OFFICERS ON NATIONAL CORRECTIONS DAY The WA Prison Officers’ Union has commended the efforts, courage and professionalism of WA prison officers after what has been a difficult year in prisons across the State. On National Cor ...