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Ex-prisoners launch class action over alleged abuse in NT juvenile detention | SBS News

15.1.17

Ex-prisoners launch class action over alleged abuse in NT juvenile detention | SBS News: Maurice Blackburn class action principal Ben Slade told media on Wednesday that after considering a number of claims, the evidence of assaults, battery, and excessive use of isolation beyond the powers permitted by the Northern Territory’s Youth Justice Act was "overwhelming".

Mr Slade added that the law firm concluded the youth prisoners alleging the abuse had the right to compensation.

He said superintendents of youth detention centres were obliged to ensure that everyone in those centres were safe including the detainees.


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