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The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) is an independent statutory body that provides external scrutiny to the standards and operational practices of custodial services in Western Australia (WA).
The purpose of OICS is to report to parliament on the state of custodial places and services with the aim of:
Reports tabled in Parliament are made publicly available.
Core responsibilities of OICS include:
OICS has jurisdiction over all public and private sector prisons and juvenile detention centres, court custody centres and prescribed lock ups in WA.
OICS cannot deal with complaints or grievances relating to an individual. Where appropriate such matters are referred to the relevant department or agency. However many complaints received by the OICS actually raise systemic questions about custodial services.
Abstract adapted from the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
Level 5 Albert Facey House
469 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 6551 4200
Fax: (08) 6551 4216