Public examinations into how culture contributes to serious misconduct in Hakea and other prisons in Western Australia

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12 November 2020

Over the past few years, the Corruption and Crime Commission has investigated many allegations concerning serious misconduct with the State’s prison system. This has included excessive use of force by prison officers, where the incidents are suspected to have been incorrectly reported to the Commission or covered up.

These public examinations will explored how culture contributes to serious misconduct in Hakea and other prisons in Western Australia.

In deciding to hold public examinations, the Commission carefully balanced the public interest of the wider community, the potential for prejudice and the privacy of individuals involved. These examinations highlighted cultural learnings for all prisons in Western Australia and were best suited to be held in public.

Transcripts

16 November 2020 - Transcript - Opening Address by Counsel Assisting, Nadia Pantano

Witness transcripts have been temporarily removed from this webpage as the matter is before the courts.

Suppression order

In accordance with the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003, a suppression order is in place not to publish the names of certain people and any information that might identify them. Please contact Marie Mills 0418 918 202 or Louisa Mitchell 0434 308 208 for further details.