Issues

WA Prisons Officers face serious risks every single day they go to work. They also face risks to their jobs and working conditions from the Barnett Government. 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 our state prisons will lead to fewer staff, more dangerous prisons, less focus on rehabilitation and poorer justice outcomes for the entire community.
  • ERA Report: WA's prisons are vastly complex and different from one another and cannot be over-simplified to suit the department's whims.