Sarah West appeared from episode 658–668. She first appeared in the lock up as one of Pamela Madigan's cases. A fiery, impulsive Aboriginal inmate who suffers from abuse from racist prisoners, especially from Spider Simpson and Vicki McPherson who tie her up and paint her white, and to get back at the women, Sarah sets up a tripod releasing poisonous fumes of hydrochloric acid through the air conditioning. Rita Connors eventually gets through to Sarah and Pamela manages to trace her foster parents, who tell Sarah the truth about her real parents, her mother has died and her father is a white alcoholic. She was transferred to Barnhurst for her own safety after Ernest Craven's threats to Pamela.