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To protect, to rehabilitate and to 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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Latest news

Work camps benefit regional communities across WA

The Department of Corrective Services acknowledges a report from the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) into Work Camps. The Report of an Announced Inspection of Work Camps in Western Australia recognised work camps’ track record preparing eligible minimum-security prisoners for their release into the community.

Corrective Services' vision for safer community

Improving community safety is at the core of the Department of Corrective Services’ new strategic plan launched today.

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Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Department is pleased to release its draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for comment.

The RAP aims to enable the Department to continually improve and account for the way it acknowledges, respects, relates to, and partners with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations.

Our Minister

The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business 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.