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Cleveland Dodd's funeral set to proceed after last-minute backflip
Following a morning filled with chaos and distress, the funeral of Cleveland Dodd will proceed as planned.  In a surprising tur...
Rhiannon Clarke 1 Dec 2023
Indigenous teenager dies days after being found unresponsive in custody
A 16-year-old Indigenous boy who last week was found unresponsive in a Western Australian youth detention facility has passed aw...
Callan Morse 20 Oct 2023
WA authorities investigating death of Indigenous man at Albany Regional Prison
Western Australian police are investigating the death of an Aboriginal man who was unable to be revived after being found in his...
Rhiannon Clarke 12 Aug 2023
Indigenous man's spirit set to be put to rest in WA correctional facility smoking ceremony after death in custody
A smoking ceremony has been approved on Hakea Prison grounds for an Indigenous man who died whilst incarcerated last year.   Th...
Rhiannon Clarke 11 Aug 2023
System failed Indigenous teen with tragic results
Suicide prevention experts believe failure to take cultural care seriously in prisons is costing lives. And, they say, if the f...
Rudi Maxwell 11 Aug 2023
Ignored medical advice leads to death of Indigenous Canberran in NSW prison

An Indigenous Canberran has passed away whilst in custody in a New South Wales prison after medical advice about his mental health was ignored. The ACT Government was notified of...

Jess Whaler Aug 9, 2023
'Masking great sadness': Indigenous man dies in custody

An Indigenous man in custody had a mental health episode on a Sunday, received culturally unsafe care for a day, and was discharged from the clinic on the Tuesday. Three weeks lat...

Kat Wong Jul 29, 2023
Another Indigenous man dies in Victorian custody

Another Indigenous man has died in Victorian custody, the state's corrections minister confirmed as he formally apologised on behalf of the government. The 70-year-old Torres Stra...

Tara Cosoleto May 15, 2023
Coroner to rule on Indigenous death in custody

A coroner is set to hand down findings into the death of an Indigenous man in custody in South Australia, more than four years after taking initial evidence in the case. Wayne Fel...

Tim Dornin (AAP) May 12, 2023
Aboriginal man who died in Victorian prison helped family rebuild connection to culture

A Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri man who died in a Victorian jail on Sunday is being remembered as a skilled artist who helped his family rebuild their connection to culture. Clinton A...

Callan Morse Sep 14, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Civil action announced after WA Coroners court finds police acted "appropriately" in deaths in custody case

Please note: This story contains reference to someone who has died. The families of two Aboriginal boys who drowned in the Swan River while being pursued by police have filed wr...

Giovanni Torre Aug 18, 2022
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews orders review into Aboriginal man's death in Victorian prison

A review has been ordered into the death of an Aboriginal man who died at Victoria's Port Philip Prison following a hospital visit last Wednesday. In a statement posted to its web...

Callan Morse Aug 17, 2022
Aboriginal inmate dies in Victorian prison hours after hospital visit

An Aboriginal man has died in west Melbourne’s Port Philip Prison after receiving hospital treatment. The man in his 30’s died in the medical unit of the maximum-security prison o...

Callan Morse Aug 12, 2022
Aboriginal Legal Service calls out justice failures on Closing the Gap Day

First Nations services have used Closing the Gap Day to call out downfalls in the structures which see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people marginalised by the justice syst...

Jarred Cross Mar 17, 2022
Inquest into Victorian death in custody of Aboriginal woman begins

Please note: This story contains reference to and an image of someone who has died. The Directions hearing into the death in custody of a Yamatji, Noongar, Wongi and Pitjantjatj...

Rachael Knowles Dec 17, 2021
Aboriginal woman died in custody at Melbourne's Sunshine Hospital

Please note: This story contains reference to someone who has died. An Aboriginal woman died in custody in Victoria on Monday. The 30-year-old woman passed away at Sunshine H...

Rachael Knowles Dec 1, 2021
Death in custody at Maryborough Correction Centre

Please note: This story contains reference to someone who has died. An Indigenous man died at Maryborough Correction Centre in Queensland on Tuesday. The man was identified a...

Rachael Knowles Nov 24, 2021
Death in custody at Shortland Correctional Centre

Please note: This story contains reference to someone who has died. An Aboriginal man died in custody in New South Wales on Sunday. The 26-year-old man was an inmate at the S...

Rachael Knowles Nov 10, 2021
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