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Media Releases

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 ...

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 ...