WA Prisons Officers face serious risks every single day they go to work. Here are just some of the key risks they have to deal with:

  • Overcrowding: WA's prisons are seriously overcrowded and the problem is getting worse.
  • Staff Safety: Our prisons are understaffed and overworked, putting their safety at risk.
  • Privatisation: Privatising state prisons has led to fewer staff, more dangerous prisons, less focus on rehabilitation and poorer justice outcomes for the entire community.  

Respect the Risk is a campaign to recognise and protect the rights of all WA Prison Officers working in the public and private sector prisons by advocating for a better recognition of the serious risks faced by Western Australia’s Prison Officers. You can learn more about the Respect the Risk campaign by clicking here.