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The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services is an independent statutory body that provides external scrutiny to the standards and operational practices of custodial services in Western Australia (WA).
The Office aims to contribute directly and indirectly to:
It is within the responsibility of the Minister for Corrective Services and is answerable directly to the Parliament. This model was designed to ensure that the Office's activities remain independent and that, in the public interest, the conduct of custodial operations in WA is transparent and fully accountable.
Core responsibilities of the Office include:
The Office has jurisdiction over all public and private sector prisons and juvenile detention centres, court custody centres, prescribed lock ups, and contracted prisoner transport and support services in WA.
The Office cannot deal with complaints or grievances relating to an individual. Where appropriate such matters are referred to the appropriate department or agency. However many complaints received by the Office actually raise systemic questions about custodial services.
Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services abstract
Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
Level 5 Albert Facey House
469 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 6551 4200
Fax: (08) 6551 4216