Pardelup Prison Farm

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Pardelup Prison Farm
Pardelup Prison Farm SMC 2011.jpg
Pardelup Prison Farm entrance
LocationForest Hill, Western Australia
StatusOperational
Security classMinimum
Capacity84
Opened1927
Closed-
Managed byDepartment of Corrective Services, Western Australia

Pardelup Prison Farm is an Australian minimum-security prison located on a 2,600-hectare (6,425-acre) mixed farming operation 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Mount Barker, Western Australia.[1] The prison is unique to the region, with its focus on providing constructive work for prisoners to help to reintegrate into the community.[2]

The site was originally the home of Andrew Muir (1802-1874), a district pioneer and flour-miller, and became a prison farm in 1927.[1]

A work camp of the same name commenced in June 2002, initially accommodating 12 prisoners, and provides services to the Shire of Plantagenet. It was reopened as a prison farm in 2010[3] and has a capacity of 84 minimum security prisoners.[1]

In April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, prisoners made 100 simple desks over two weeks for children who were having to study at home due to school closures, under Superintendent Jodi Miller.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pardelup Prison Farm".
  2. ^ a b Bennett, Mark (4 May 2020). "WA Police donate supplies and prisoner-made desks for children homeschooling during COVID-19 pandemic". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Fears prison overcrowding to remain". 4 March 2010.

Coordinates: 34°38′12″S 117°22′58″E / 34.63678°S 117.38274°E / -34.63678; 117.38274