Hakea Prison

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Hakea Prison
Location Canning Vale, Western Australia
Coordinates 32°6′6″S 115°55′10″E / 32.10167°S 115.91944°E / -32.10167; 115.91944Coordinates: 32°6′6″S 115°55′10″E / 32.10167°S 115.91944°E / -32.10167; 115.91944
Status Operational
Security class Minimum to maximum (male)
Capacity 1225 (as at 21 October 2015)[1]
Opened June 1982
Managed by Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia

Hakea Prison is a minimum to maximum security prison for males located in Canning Vale, Western Australia. The facility is managed by the Department of Corrective Services on behalf of the Government of Western Australia.

The prison officially opened in June 1982 as Canning Vale Prison, managing 248 prisoners. From September 1991, Canning Vale Prison operated as a maximum-security prison until, in 2000, it merged with the CW Campbell Remand Centre and became Hakea Prison. Hakea Prison manages prisoners in custody to appear in court (on remand) and those who have just been sentenced. Most newly sentenced prisoners are assessed at Hakea Prison before being placed at other Western Australian prisons.[1] To manage the stress that can be felt by new arrivals, Hakea Prison has specialist management units for prisoners.

In 2016, Units 11 and 12 of the Hakea facility were converted into the separate Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility for women.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hakea Prison". Department of Corrective Services. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Project Summary - The Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility" (PDF). Department of Corrective Services. 16 August 2016. p. 6. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Stephanie Dalzell (15 December 2014). "Women's remand facility to be built at Western Australia's male-only Hakea Prison". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 18 December 2016.