Monday, March 21, 2011

Justice for Mr Ward - end the privatisation of prisoner transportation

Petition presentation and rally to demand: termination of the G4S prison transport contract; and return to a public and accountable custodial transport service.

12:30pm Tues 22 March
Parliament House steps, Harvest Terrace, West Perth.
Organised by Deaths in Custody Watch Committee.

MORE INFO: In January 2008, Aboriginal Elder Mr Ward died in custody from heat stroke in a van contracted out to the company G4S. In January 2011, WorkSafe charged G4S with failing to ensure the safety & health of Mr Ward, resulting in his death.
The Deaths In Custody Watch Committee believes the privatisation of prisoner transport must be ended. Mr Ward's death clearly and tragically showed that the privatisation of prisoner transportation leads to a lack of accountability and poor service delivery. Peoples’ lives need to be put before private profit!
Join the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee (WA) in a lunchtime rally on the steps of Parliament House. Be there when we present our petition calling on the State Government to:
- terminate the G4S contract; and
- return custodial transport to the public service to make it accountable to the WA people and parliament.
For more information contact the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee (WA) Marianne Mackay 0401320047 or Paul Kaplan 0438949898 or visit