Is Acacia Prison maximum security?
Acacia Prison is the only facility classified as medium security throughout. It holds minimum security prisoners in addition to those classified as medium security. It cannot permanently house maximum security prisoners, however occasionally it temporarily holds people rated maximum.
How many prisoners are in Acacia?
|Location in Western Australia|
|Location||Wooroloo, Western Australia, 50 km east of Perth|
|Opened||5 May 2001|
Who runs Acacia prison?
Serco operates and manages the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) for the South Australia Department for Correctional Services. We oversaw a successful $126 million expansion to Acacia Prison in 2014, which delivered an additional 387 beds.
Is Acacia Prison private?
Serco Australia is contracted to operate 2 private metropolitan prisons – Acacia Prison, a medium-security facility accommodating male prisoners and Wandoo Reintegration Facility, a minimum-security prison in Murdoch for young men aged 18-28.
Are prisoners allowed to use Facebook?
Prisoners are banned from updating their Facebook accounts while serving their sentence or from asking others to do so from outside jail. The MoJ has warned any inmates caught breaking the rules face tough punishments, which can include them spending an extra two years behind bars.
How do I find out if someone is in jail in Western Australia?
Location of a prisoner
- To request the location of a prisoner in Western Australia, please complete the online enquiry form.
- If you do not have access to email, please call the Department’s Information Release area on Monday to Friday between 7.00 am to 3.00 pm on +61 8 9264 1711.
What happened at Acacia Prison?
A riot broke out on Sunday at Acacia Prison after prisoner movements had been “restricted” in an effort to stop further spread of COVID-19 through the staff and population. The Department of Justice on Saturday confirmed two prisoners and five staff at Acacia had on Friday tested positive.
How many prisons are in Western Australia?
The Department of Justice manages more than 7,100 adults at 16 public prisons and 1 private prison in Western Australia. As part of its mission to ensure a safer community, the Department’s priorities at all prisons are: security of prisoners.