Indigenous incarceration

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Two-thirds of children charged with Queensland’s new breach of bail offences are Indigenous
Exclusive: Queensland police data shows six 11-year-old children have also been charged with the offence

Eden Gillespie

30, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Not caging children under 14 is the bare minimum we can do to not torture kids | Sophie Trevitt
I’ve watched smart, funny teenagers unravel behind bars. Australia needs to raise the age to keep young kids out of prison

Sophie Trevitt

19, May, 2023 @2:48 AM

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The staggering omission that led to Deaths Inside, the tally tracking Indigenous deaths in custody | Ten years of Guardian Australia
The question was, ‘How many people have died since the 1991 royal commission?’ Nobody knew – so a Guardian Australia team spent eight months trawling through inquests and media reports, striving to highlight human stories behind shocking statistics

Caitlin Cassidy and Marni Cordell

16, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Wayne Fella Morrison died after ‘litany of failings’ by SA corrections officers, coroner finds
Coroner Jayne Basheer makes no adverse findings against officers but attributes 29-year-old Indigenous man’s death in custody to a lack of training

Royce Kurmelovs

12, May, 2023 @5:42 AM

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Six officers injured in ‘major disturbance’ involving juvenile detainees at WA’s Casuarina adult prison
Authorities allege two youths assaulted a guard with a makeshift weapon and freed another 11 from their cells

Christopher Knaus

16, Apr, 2023 @5:36 AM

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Why did Terence Kelly take Cleo Smith? The story behind the abduction that gripped the world
The long police search ended in a rare moment of joy, but the child abduction still leaves devastation

Narelle Towie in Perth

06, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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AMA calls for governments to implement royal commission recommendations on Aboriginal deaths in custody
Exclusive: Medical experts also reiterate calls to raise age of criminal responsibility, saying detention facilities have ‘deeply adverse’ effects on children

Paul Karp

23, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Veronica Nelson’s family call for big changes to Victoria’s bail laws
Exclusive: Mother and partner of First Nations woman argue for the right to bail and request reforms be named Poccum’s law in her honour

Benita Kolovos

21, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland boy, 13, spends at least 45 days in solitary confinement despite not being sentenced to detention
Exclusive: First Nations teenager spent 22 consecutive days isolated after being remanded on minor offences

Ben Smee

14, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland police officers’ actions ‘could be considered corrupt’, Shiralee Tilberoo inquest hears
Final hearing into death of First Nations woman told failure by three officers to perform adequate cell inspections amounted to ‘human rights breaches’

Eden Gillespie

13, Mar, 2023 @5:19 AM

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Aunty Sherry Tilberoo lying near ‘river of vomit’ before dying at Brisbane watch house, inquest told
Tamsyn White, who was detained with the Indigenous woman, tells hearing she asked officers to take Tilberoo to the hospital

Eden Gillespie

10, Mar, 2023 @4:54 AM

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Brisbane watch house officer tells inquest she did not check if Aunty Sherry Tilberoo was breathing
Debra Haigh tells hearing she now understands she should have stood in front of cell for longer and used a torch to look for movement

Eden Gillespie

08, Mar, 2023 @7:55 AM

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