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Prisoner transport

Safe and secure prisoner transport is a key priority for the Department of Justice. The Department has high standards of care in place to ensure the safety, security and welfare of people in custody, while they are being transported.

Each year the Department and its contractor, travel over 1 million kilometres when transporting prisoners throughout the state of Western Australia.

There are around 36,000 movements of people in custody every year via air, coach and secure vehicle.

The terrain travelled varies significantly from Wyndham in the north to Albany in the south and includes extreme climatic conditions. 

Page last updated: 8-Apr-2019