West Kimberley Regional Prison

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West Kimberley Regional Prison
LocationDerby, Western Australia
Coordinates17°21′14″S 123°40′38″E / 17.353890°S 123.677194°E / -17.353890; 123.677194Coordinates: 17°21′14″S 123°40′38″E / 17.353890°S 123.677194°E / -17.353890; 123.677194
StatusOperational
Security classMedium and minimum (Male and female)
Capacity150
Opened1 August 2012
Managed byDepartment of Corrective Services, Western Australia

West Kimberley Regional Prison is an Australian prison near Derby in the Kimberley region of north-western Western Australia. It was established in August 2012. The prison is designed to house 120 male and 30 female Aboriginal prisoners.

The prison consists of 42 buildings, including 22 self-care accommodation units for 11 prisoners each. Shared facilities include a gatehouse, kitchen and laundry building, prisoner service areas, family visiting area, educational buildings, cultural meeting areas, elders program areas, administration block, medical centre and courtroom. Access routes to shared facilities had been designed to eliminate any contact between female and male prisoners.[1][2][3]

The prison development by TAG Architects & Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects had received the 2013 International Architecture Award[4] and the Australian Institute of Architects 2013 National Architecture Awards for Sustainable Architecture.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Grant, Peter Hobbs. "West Kimberley Regional Prison". Architecture Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Grant, (2013). 'Innovation in meeting the needs of Indigenous Inmates in Australia: West Kimberley Regional Prison' Corrections Today, September 75 (4) pp. 52 - 57.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Grant (2014). 'Approaches to the design and provision of prison accommodation and facilities for Australian Indigenous Prisoners after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody,' Australian Indigenous Law Review 77 (1) 47 - 55.
  4. ^ "New York Architects select prestigious international architecture awards for 2013" (PDF). International Architecture Awards. The Chicago Athenaeum. August 10, 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  5. ^ '2013 National Architecture Awards: David Oppenheim Award' Architecture Australia, 102 (6)

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