Casuarina Prison

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Casuarina Prison
LocationCasuarina, Western Australia, 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Perth
Coordinates32°14′23″S 115°52′41″E / 32.23972°S 115.87806°E / -32.23972; 115.87806Coordinates: 32°14′23″S 115°52′41″E / 32.23972°S 115.87806°E / -32.23972; 115.87806
Security classMinimum to maximum (Male)
OpenedJune 1991; 27 years ago (1991-06)
Managed byDepartment of Corrective Services

Casuarina Prison is the main maximum-security prison for Western Australia, located in the Perth suburb of Casuarina. The prison accommodates minimum-, medium- and maximum-security prisoners. It was opened in 1991 to replace Fremantle Prison, which was 130 years old.[1] The prison was the scene of a riot on Christmas Day 1998.[1] The prison featured in the documentary Australia's Hardest Prison: Lockdown Oz on the National Geographic channel in 2008, following the lives of prisoners and officers.[1]

In 2013 the prison was the setting for the film Son of a Gun.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "National Geographic films Casuarina Prison". NewsComAu. News Limited. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ Hayward, Andrea (17 May 2007). "Freed Roche: 'I'll stay clean'". The Sunday Times. Western Australia. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Accused child killer to undergo more psych testing". ABC News. Australia. 1 December 2006. Archived from the original on 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Coroner told Birnie depressed in days before suicide". ABC News. Australia. 18 December 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Delay in officially informing Bropho's family of his death". ABC News. Australia. 25 October 2011.

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