2120. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services:

I refer to rolling lock downs in Western Australian prisons and in Banksia Hill Detention Centre, and I ask:

(a)  which facilities currently have rolling lockdown regimes;

(b)  for each of the facilities in (a), are rolling lockdowns currently being used because of understaffing; and

(c)  if no to (b) for any facility, why are rolling lockdowns currently being used at that facility?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

(a)  When managing staffing shortfalls or changes in daily operations, an adaptive regime, which may include ‘lockdowns’, may be utilized. Adaptive regimes are a framework for the Superintendent to modify staff placement and service delivery where required for the purpose of maintaining good order and security of the prisons.

‘Lockdown’ regimes exist at the following facilities:

Albany Regional Prison

Bandyup Women’s Prison Broome Regional Prison Bunbury Regional Prison Casuarina Prison

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Greenough Regional Prison

Hakea Prison

Roebourne Regional Prison

West Kimberley Regional Prison.

(b)  Changes to staffing routines are used to manage daily staff absences, vacancies, changes to prison operations or for the good order and security of the prison.

All prisons listed above use adaptive regimes in these circumstances.

(c)  Not applicable.


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