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Recommendations in review of WA prisons

AAP logoAAP 19/12/2016

WA PRISON CAPACITY REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS:

* The department plan and seek government approval for a new metropolitan prison catering primarily for men

* The government commit to a progressive replacement of old facilities, ensuring they meet Australian standards

* The department commit to adhere to international standards and best practice in the use of single cells

* The department evaluates and improves the use of not-to-share alerts on the total offender management system

* The department returns to using design capacity as the measure of crowding for reporting purposes

* The department commit to being open and accountable through full disclosure of procedures for modelling population projections and custodial infrastructure planning, and publication of its custodial infrastructure plan and contingencies.

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