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The Department considers escapees as high-risk offenders and they should not be approached.

Information about an escapee can be given anonymously to the WA Police on 131 444 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

The following escapees from WA prisons are wanted by the police:

For less than 5 years:


For more than 5 years:

What happens to an escapee?

An escape from prison is considered a criminal offence. Once a prisoner who has escaped is found by the police, they are immediately rearrested. The prisoner will then appear before a magistrate within 24 hours, where the matter of escape and any subsequent charges will be dealt with.

All escapees will be returned to a medium or maximum security facility as directed by the court.

An escape from prison automatically increases the security rating of a prisoner and he or she will not be considered for a minimum security rating for an appropriate period of time.

Page last updated: 26-Jul-2018