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Media Releases

WAPOU calls for better medical facilities at women's prison

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) has welcomed recommendations for improved infrastructure, a new infirmary and better operational processes at Bandyup Women’s Prison, but says prison officers acted as fast as they could during a birth eme ...

WAPOU warns staffing issue not isolated to Greenough

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) is calling on the State Government to ensure all WA prisons are adequately staffed and safe following the Critical Incident Review into the events at Greenough Regional Prison. WAPOU warns the issues outlined in ...

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 ...