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Prisoners ‘one fence from freedom’ in Acacia riot

The WA Prison Officers’ Union says prisoners at Acacia came within one fence away from freedom during a prison riot last night. A riot broke out when prisoners with COVID were being moved into a different unit. Three prison officers were sent to hos ...

Riot at Acacia as covid brings staffing levels to boiling point

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has confirmed a riot has broken out at Acacia Prison after prisoners were moved under COVID regulations. It is understood the riot broke out when prisoners with COVID were being moved into a different unit. WAPOU Secret ...

Serious attack on prison officers at Casuarina

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) is calling for the government to respect the risk prison officers face after a prisoner at Casuarina assaulted three prison officers in less than a week. One male prison officer suffered a broken nose, a badly c ...