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Juveniles sent to Hakea

Posted by: Aine Ryan | 21 January, 2013 - 11:02 AM
Juvenile prisoners have been moved to Hakea Prison

After an overnight riot at Banksia Hill Detention Centre, more than seventy juvenile prisoners being transported to Hakea prison. Paul Murray spoke to Toni Walkington from the Community and Public Sector Union Secretary, Fran Logan, the Opposition Corrective Services spokesman, Corrective Services Commissioner Ian Johnson and John Welch, the Prisoners Officers Union Secretary.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Well said Fran below, it's good to see some parents do try and bring their children up responsibly and teach them right from wrong. As for the ridiculous comments from Dellas, what are you on about? Fran hasn't said she is going to throw out her 4 year old because he has been naughty and none of the parents of the Banksia Hill Detention centre have either. This detention centre is for 10-17 year old offenders that have been arrested and are waiting for bail,or have been sentenced to detention, or are waiting for their court case and have been denied bail, or are waiting for sentencing after conviction. In a nutshell, they are criminals that have done anything from stealing cars, home invasions/burglaries, bashings and many other offences. These are not naughty little kids that have "been thrown out by their parents" as you have suggested. How about getting your facts straight before you type such silly comments.

    Shell Monday 28 January, 2013 - 2:40 PM
  • Actually, "Elnino", instead of mouthing off at me, perhaps you should have listened to the "report", which did state that contracted workers were used to transport the youths to Banksia.
    At no point did I write that Banksia is privately owned.
    And obviously, you did not correctly read my comment as you've mispelt my name.
    And, for your ill-informed information and, for your private delectation, my husband has been a serving Prison officer for over 30 years: he has been spat, shat,vomited on and assaulted and I have been through it with him for 28years. Is that enough for you?
    I've allowed my fingers to do the talking, you idiot, because he can't!

    Dellas Saturday 26 January, 2013 - 6:29 PM
  • Dallas... Banksia Hill is not a privately operated facility... so how about you check your facts before running your fingers off posting inane and illinformed comments about something that you know nothing about!

    elnino Thursday 24 January, 2013 - 9:20 AM
  • Oh, Fran, do honestly think you're going to throw out your four year old, because he's frustrated or naughty?
    Well, some people do, obviously.

    Dellas Monday 21 January, 2013 - 4:09 PM
  • Understaffed, under-supervised,underfunded; ill-equipped and ill facilitated by successive State governments who persist in contracting out to private security companies.
    Mr Johnson, Prison Officers are not your "troops". The contracted staff may be.
    And your little talkie talkie media staffer and yourself can just stop "talking the talk" and actually start walking.

    Dellas Monday 21 January, 2013 - 2:36 PM
  • I hope that the Youths involved in this distraction are taught a swift lesson in owning ones actions. The should be made to clean and repair damage. What an opportunity this is to learn skills and turn this into a positive outcome rather then spoon feed these youths who have probably never taking responsibility for their actions. If my four year old trashed his room or destroyed something. He would have to either clean or go with out whatever was destroyed.

    Fran Monday 21 January, 2013 - 12:08 PM

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