WA Government confirms air conditioning to be installed at Roebourne Prison

The WA government has confirmed air conditioning will be installed in every cell at Roebourne Prison, following years of pressure from lawyers and activists over dangerous conditions at the jail. Key…

Fred Chaney says racist attitudes to blame for lack of air conditioning at Roebourne prison

One of Australia’s leading Indigenous affairs advocates says a racist society is to blame for a lack of air conditioning at Western Australia’s hottest jail. Key points: Temperatures inside the…

Pilbara pound to get full air conditioning before Roebourne Prison

Human rights advocates say it is outrageous that stray animals in the Pilbara will have air conditioning by the end of the summer but prisoners in Western Australia’s hottest jail will…

No decision about air conditioning at Roebourne Prison, as another summer of heatwaves looms

Leading advocates say it is only a matter of time before someone dies inside Western Australia’s hottest jail, as the state government continues to rule out installing air conditioning. Key points:…

Lack of air conditioning in Roebourne prison cells could breach human rights, says Aboriginal legal service

The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia says the lack of air conditioning at Roebourne Regional Prison could breach international human rights conventions, and it is considering a formal complaint. Key points:…