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Media Releases

Treasury Horrendously Miscalculates Prison Budget

The WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) says the WA State Government has once again turneda blind eye to the needs of WA prisons, in today’s Budget. The government’s extension of the State Wages Policy is an unnecessary slap in the face to ...

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 ...