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Prison Inspector calls for overhaul of WA juvenile detention system
WA’s prisons inspector has joined a chorus of critics of the state’s juvenile detention system calling for an urgent overhaul in...
Dechlan Brennan 3 Jan 2024
Staff and infrastructure shortfalls at Casuarina “undermining safety and security... ability to rehabilitate"
Chronic staff shortages, shortcomings in infrastructure and resources, and inadequate support capacity at Western Australia’s Ca...
Giovanni Torre 23 Oct 2023
WA government removes mental health expert tasked with Banksia Hill reforms
Former Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney will not continue in his role leading reforms of Western Australia’s trouble youth...
Giovanni Torre 3 Oct 2023
"Every element of Banksia Hill was failing" - New report scathing of WA youth prison
Western Australia’s only youth detention facility is in an “emergency” in which “every element” is failing, the state’s Inspecto...
Giovanni Torre 8 Jun 2023
Review finds WA Department of Justice "often prematurely closed coronial recommendations" from death in custody inquests
Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services has released a major report on the state government’s response to recommenda...
Giovanni Torre 17 Apr 2023
Full inspection of Banksia Hill planned for early February

Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services will do a full inspection of the state’s youth prison early next month in the wake of the second major disturbance at the facili...

Giovanni Torre Jan 20, 2023
WA Inspector of Custodial Services to conduct "full inspection" after second major Banksia Hill disturbance in two weeks

Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services will do a full inspection of the state’s notorious youth prison next month in the wake of the second major disturbance at the fa...

Giovanni Torre Jan 15, 2023
Health services "unfit", prisoners waiting in an outdoor cage, air conditioning delayed until 2024 - new report exposes Roebourne Prison

The latest inspection of Roebourne Regional Prison has raised concerns about "chronic" staff shortages, the long delay in installing air conditioning, and "unfit" health services -...

Giovanni Torre Dec 22, 2022
Inspector of Custodial Services calls for urgent intervention in WA youth detention system

The youth justice system in Western Australia needs an urgent "trauma-informed intervention", Inspector of Custodial Services Eamon Ryan wrote in his office’s annual report on Tues...

Giovanni Torre Nov 15, 2022
Damning Banksia Hill report 'vindicates' push for class action

The latest report on conditions in Banksia Hill Detention Centre is a validation of the class action being built against the State of Western Australia, advocates say. The repor...

Giovanni Torre Apr 29, 2022
Inspector urged surveillance boost before Hakea Prison death

Western Australia's Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services recommended the expansion of CCTV and body-worn cameras for guards at Hakea Prison multiple times before the death...

Giovanni Torre Apr 12, 2022
"Nothing is going to change" prison inspector warns on jobs skills

Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services and Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Corporation have urged the State Government to do more to help Aboriginal prisoners gain employment s...

Giovanni Torre Jan 28, 2022
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