Prisoner transport under fire

A Corrective Services whistleblower has come forward to describe a litany of problems with private company SERCO's delivery of the prisoner transport contract. 'Tom' spoke to 6PR's Paul Entwistle about major problems that have jeopardised lives in WA's prisons.

 

Corrective Services Minister, Mr Terry Redman, responded to the allegations made by 'Tom'

Mr Redman acknowledged that there had been issues surrounding the transport of prisoners including the transport of a heart surgery patient by prison van instead of ambulance or sedan.

The minister denied the problems were as far reaching as Tom's testimony suggested.

 

 

Mr Redman made several statements that down played the seriousness of transport of the heart patient prisoner which incensed the  family of the man involved.

Amongst the comments that angered the family were comments made by Mr. Redman that he only became aware of the situation of the transport in 2012.

The family contacted 6PR and supplied the letter that they sent to Mr. Redman's office graphically detailing the condition their father was returned to prison in November of 2011.

Paul Murray discussed the contents of the letter with 6PR's investigative journalist Paul Entwistle.

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