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Media Releases

Derby prison break could have led to Greenough style riot

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) has warned a prison break at the West Kimberley Regional Prison could have resulted in another devastating Greenough style riot. The incident happened on Thursday the 23rd of July just before 5pm, when a prison ...

WAPOU welcomes new plans for Greenough Regional Prison

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a safer entrance for female prisoners at Greenough Regional Prison. The new female estate is currently being built at the jail after the original wa ...

Acacia Prison Scanner Too Invasive

The WA Prison Officers’ Union is calling for an invasive body scanner at Acacia Prison to be used more appropriately and focus on prisoners, instead of staff and members of the public.  Industrial action at Acacia was narrowly avoided at the we ...