Message from the Commissioner
23 October 2014
Statement by Commissioner James McMahon: It is with deep regret that I confirm the death of a 31-year-old Aboriginal prisoner in custody.
16 October 2014
The Commissioner of Corrective Services acknowledged the findings from a report by the Inspector of Custodial Services into recidivism and treatment programs, noting these reflect the Department’s situation as it was two years ago.
Report - Recidivism trends in Western Australia
This report provides an up to date analysis of recidivism trends in Western Australia.
The Recidivism trends in Western Australia with comparisons to national trends (PDF 424 KB) report includes comparisons with national trends and specific data relating to the impact of prison treatment programs.
Data indicates that Western Australia's recidivism rates have trended downwards over the last five years while there has been a slight increase at the national level.
The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business and Veterans.