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New style prison designed for indigenous offenders

20 May 2014
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In this special feature The Law Reporttravels to the Kimberley region in northwest West Australia to visit a unique prison.

Opened in late 2012, the West Kimberley Regional Prison is specifically designed to house indigenous offenders.

It's a very different place from the other prisons built in the region since the arrival of the Europeans.

Guests

Leena Fraser

West Kimberley elder, mentor

Mike Macfarlane

Superintendent, West Kimberley Regional Prison (85)

Ian West

Kitchen Supervisor, West Kimberley Regional Prison (85)

Brendan

Inmate West Kimberley Regional Prison

Jodi Miller

Assistant Superintendent, Offender Services, West Kimberly Regional Prison (85)

Caroline Ison

West Kimberley Regional Prison Education & Campus Manager (85)

Fathimia

Inmate West Kimberley Regional Prison

Dr John Rynne

Senior Lecturer, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Further Information

Ben Collins article: The inmate & the Superintendent

West Kimberley Regional Prison website (85)

West Kimberley Regional Prison project (61)

 

West Kimberley Regional Prison Indigenous health net

 

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