|Host prison:||Broome Regional Prison|
|Location:||Approximately 6 km from the port of Wyndham, East Kimberley Western Australia|
The $8m accommodation for East Kimberley prisoners opened on 29 June 2011. It provides living quarters and facilities for double the number of prisoners than the previous work camp location.
The Wyndham Work Camp is an integral part of the local community, while at the same time largely self contained in terms of its capacity to deliver services on site. A fully-equipped workshop and classroom enables participants to receive a comparable level of training and education to that provided in prison.
Wyndham Work Camp provides reparation services to the community, as well as opportunities for the rehabilitation of prisoners through skills-based community work. This work establishes links that help to facilitate prisoners' re-entry into the community. The work camp also provides culturally appropriate management options for Broome Regional Prison by keeping suitable East Kimberley prisoners closer to family and country, and providing an alternative custodial option to traditional imprisonment.
Prisoners at the Wyndham Work Camp have undertaken a range of recent projects to develop on-site facilities, such as the construction of welding screens, new work benches, steel racks and other custom storage spaces to assist with organising the new work shop.
Prisoners are responsible for looking after large gardens, a vegetable patch and chickens, in addition to their community work arrangements.
Completed projects include:
PO Box 345
WYNDHAM WA 6740
Telephone: +61 8 9161 2880
Facsimile: +61 8 9161 2881
Last updated: 21-Aug-2012