Joint investigation triggers big reforms in WA prisons

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25 June 2020

The Corruption and Crime Commission has today tabled in State Parliament a report detailing significant changes to address risks of serious misconduct within the State's prisons.

The reforms over the past 18 months were in response to 51 recommendations made in six separate reports delivered by the Commission in 2018.

The reports identified the Department had a lack of a corruption prevention framework or coordinated approach to the management of serious misconduct risks, and therefore inadequate support for basic misconduct prevention strategies.

The former Corruption and Crime Commissioner, John McKechnie QC, commenced in April 2019 a 12-month review of the Department’s response to each of the 51 recommendations. The Commission's review revealed 37 of the recommendations made in 2018 have been finalised and 14 require further work.

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Media release - Joint investigation triggers big reforms in WA prisons

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Review of recommendations made to the Department of Justice arising from six reports