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Acacia Prison is a 1,000-bed male, medium security prison located 60 km east of Perth, Western Australia. It is wholly owned by the state and managed by Serco under a 15-year contract with the Department of Corrective Services. It is the only privately run prison in Western Australia.


An independent inspection report released in May 2011 by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services found that the prison is 'without doubt one of the best performing prisons in Western Australia, if not the best, and it is also providing a financial saving to the State'.

The prison was praised for its high quality services and good record on security and safety, transparency and accountability, treatment of prisoners and rehabilitation programs. The report also found that Acacia presents the best prison health service in Western Australia and sets a national benchmark.

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