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Protect, Rehabilitate and Serve

Prison officer watching.

To protect

We keep the community safe by securing and rehabilitating prisoners and offenders in custody and in the community.

Prison officers at the control room

To protect

We protect the community, we protect our people, we protect prisoners and offenders from harm or injury.

Repay WA participants at the Collie community garden.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate offenders in custody and in the community so they become law abiding citizens.

Prison Officer next to a prisoner.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate from the time sentencing starts through to when prisoners and offenders re-integrate back into society.

Oath of engagement of new Prison Officers

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

West Kimberley officers during training

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

Message from the Commissioner

Commissioner McMahon.

Corrective Services' mission is to ensure a safer community.

The Commissioner administers the Prisons Act 1981, the Young Offenders Act 1994, and the Sentence Administration Act 2003.

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Reconciling with Aboriginal People

Meaningful first step to reconcile with Aboriginal people as Department of Corrective Services launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan.

Response to report on thermal conditions

The Commissioner for Corrective Services James McMahon has welcomed the report by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) into thermal conditions of prison cells

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NAIDOC art exhibition 4 – 22 July 2016

NAIDOC art exhibition 4–22 July 2016

Thank you to all who enjoyed this year's NAIDOC Art Exhibition and voted for your favourite artworks. The exhibition has now finished, voting is closed and the most popular artworks decided.

The artworks created by Aboriginal people in our care were inspired by this year's NAIDOC Week theme of Songlines: the living narrative of our nation.

This is one of a number of events the Department holds across the State for Aboriginal people to celebrate and share their culture, history and achievements.

Our Minister

The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Fisheries, Corrective Services and Veterans.


Facilities list.

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Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The Department's Strategic Plan - Creating Value Through Performance reflects the Department's priorities and commitment to delivering a world class corrective services organisation.

It focuses on maximising all our capabilities - people, systems, infrastructure, financial, service delivery - to achieve a safer community.