Broome Regional Prison

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Broome Regional Prison
Location Broome, Western Australia
Status Operational
Security class Mixed (Male/Female)
Capacity 98 plus 40 at work camp
Opened 1894
Closed -
Managed by Department of Corrective Services

Broome Regional Prison is an Australian prison in Broome, Western Australia. It is one of two prisons in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Prisoners enjoy many liberties at the prison. Before western Australia introduced a ban on travel on the back of utility trucks, prison trucks would often be seen driving around town with a load of prisoners on the back setting out for community service tasks. It was also common to see the prisoners playing football on the town's ovals while the guards watched.[1]

It will be closed in 2015, following the opening of the West Kimberley Regional Prison in Derby in November 2012.[2]

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Coordinates: 17°57′29″S 122°14′28″E / 17.958°S 122.2412°E / -17.958; 122.2412