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Prisoner release

Prisoners Review Board of WA

The Prisoners Review Board of WA considers prisoners for release from custody, sets or varies conditions of release and considers applications for the suspension and/or cancellation of orders.  It considers re-entry release orders and makes recommendations about re-socialisation programs for various categories of prisoners.

A victim’s views and concerns can be considered when a decision is being made about whether to release the offender from custody, unless the prisoner has completed the full term of the sentence.

The Victim Support and Child Witness Service can help you prepare a victim submission before a decision is made to release a prisoner on parole, work release or home detention. 

The Department of Corrective Services helps victims facing possible contact with an offender. The Victim-offender Mediation Unit can help in requesting a special condition on the offender’s release order.

A victim can ask to be informed about the offender's approaching release from custody and, where appropriate, the locality where the offender will live after release.

You can arrange to be informed of these matters by contacting the Victim Notification Register.

A victim who has made this request will also be informed if the offender escapes from custody.

The registry can also help with a victims submission to the Prisoners Review Board.

Supervised Release Review Board

The Supervised Release Review Board determines the suitability of young offenders in detention to be released on a supervised release order.

Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board

The Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board reports and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on matters relating to people who are either unfit to stand trial or acquitted on account of unsoundness of mind and detained under custody orders issued under the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996.

The State Review Boards Secretariat which provides administrative support to the above three boards.

Contact details:

Prisoners Review Board
GPO Box C127
PERTH WA 6839
Phone: (08) 9423 8700
Email: prisonersreviewboard@justice.wa.gov.au

Last updated: 5-Aug-2016

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