AU WA A403 - WEST PERTH WORK RELEASE CENTRE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

WEST PERTH WORK RELEASE CENTRE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A403

Description area

Dates of existence

1974-10-21 - 1989-03-03

History

Under the Work Release Program which was implemented in March 1970, selected inmates from Fremantle Prison were permitted to work in the community, returning each evening to a hostel outside the prison.

On 21 October 1974, St Brigid's Convent in John Street, West Perth was leased by the Department of Corrections to provide a new Work Release Hostel accommodating up to 35 workers. A Work Release Committee was established comprising social workers and welfare officers.

An annexe for female work release inmates was opened in Lincoln St, Highgate on 25 November 1977. Administration of the Highgate Hostel was transferred to Bandyup Prison on 16 April 1979.

The West Perth Work Release Centre was replaced on 3 March 1989 with the opening of the Northbridge Community Corrections Centre.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Prisons Act 1903 (to 31/7/1982); Prisons Act 1981 (from 1/8/1982).

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A404 - NORTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY CORRECTION CENTRE (1989-03-03 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A404

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1974-01-01 - 1989-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A404 - NORTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY CORRECTION CENTRE (1989-03-03 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A404

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1989-03-03 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A218 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES [1] (1987-04-03 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A218

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1987-01-01 - 1989-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A217 - PRISONS DEPARTMENT [2] (1982-08-01 - 1987-04-03)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A217

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1982-01-01 - 1987-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A216 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (1971-01-01 - 1982-08-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A216

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1974-01-01 - 1982-01-01

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S755 - REGISTERS-RECEIPTS AND DISCHARGES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1974-10-21 - 1989-02-09

Related unit of description

Series S766 - OCCURRENCE BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1970-07-09 - 1989-03-03

Related unit of description

Series S767 - WORK RELEASE TIME BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1973-04-03 - 1989-03-03

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes