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46-year-old Aboriginal man dies in WA prison on Christmas Day
A 46-year-old Aboriginal man has died in Casuarina Prison, a maximum security prison in Western Australia.The Department of Just...
Giovanni Torre 26 Dec 2023
Minister "acted on available preliminary advice" when making inaccurate comment regarding death in custody
Western Australia’s Minister for Corrective Services Paul Papalia has given no indication Unit 18 at Perth’s Casuarina Prison wi...
Jarred Cross 6 Nov 2023
Hundreds rally after Indigenous teen's death in custody
Hundreds of people have rallied in Perth to call for justice after the death of an Indigenous teen who self-harmed in the yout...
Aaron Bunch 26 Oct 2023
Officer allegedly asleep when Indigenous teen took his own life
Warning; this story contains the name and image of a person who has died. It has been alleged an officer on duty at Western Aus...
Callan Morse 25 Oct 2023
Indigenous teen Cleveland Dodd was "let down": WA premier
West Australian Premier Roger Cook says the system needs to do better following the death of an Indigenous teenager who self-har...
Aaron Bunch 23 Oct 2023
Staff and infrastructure shortfalls at Casuarina “undermining safety and security... ability to rehabilitate"

Chronic staff shortages, shortcomings in infrastructure and resources, and inadequate support capacity at Western Australia’s Casuarina Prison is “undermining safety and security a...

Giovanni Torre Oct 23, 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 away in hospital. The boy had been detained at Unit 1...

Callan Morse Oct 20, 2023
Major disturbance erupts at youth unit in WA adult prison

Several prison guards were injured after a major disturbance erupted at Unit 18, the youth unit at Casuarina maximum security adult prison, on Saturday.A Department of Justice spok...

Giovanni Torre Apr 16, 2023
Premier's tough talk won't solve the youth justice crisis

Brutal. Barbaric. A disgrace. Less than human. These are just some of the words which have been used to describe the treatment of (mostly Aboriginal) young people i...

Zak Kirkup Nov 11, 2022
Urgent action, not an inquiry, needed to fix WA youth justice: children's commissioner

WA’s Commissioner for Children and Young People says urgent sweeping reform, not an inquiry, is needed in the state’s youth justice system. Jacqueline McGowan-Jones' call comes...

Giovanni Torre Oct 18, 2022
Pepper spray, tasers and derogatory slurs used against people with disabilities, Royal Commission hears

Disabled Aboriginal people are being physically and verbally abused by WA Police and prison officers, according to shock allegations aired by West Australian Indigenous legal exper...

Giovanni Torre Oct 3, 2022
CONFIRMED: adult inmates caught on roof of children's unit at Casuarina Prison

Two adult prisoners were on the roof of the children’s detention unit at Casuarina for more than one hour on September 5, it was revealed in WA parliament Wednesday. The controv...

Giovanni Torre Sep 22, 2022
Mother 'denied' answers on inmate son's wellbeing after WA prison fire

The mother of a 14 year-old Noongar boy held in an adult prison said she has not been able to speak to her son after a fire in his unit on Sunday night. Crystal Mason said she f...

Giovanni Torre Sep 12, 2022
Federal government urged to intervene in 'dire' WA child detention situation

The law firm acting for Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre prisoners has urged the Federal Government to intervene in Western Australia’s management of incarcerated children....

Giovanni Torre Aug 23, 2022
Alarming figures reveal number of suicide attempts and self harm incidents in WA's juvenile justice system

There have been at least three attempted suicides by children being held at Casuarina maximum security adult prison, it was revealed in parliament on Thursday. In addition, almost...

Giovanni Torre Aug 15, 2022
Cells damaged, staff threatened by youth moved to adult WA jail as protestors slam 'failure'

Youth transferred to an adult prison in Western Australia have wrecked their cells and threatened prison officers with debris amid calls for the children to be removed from the fac...

Giovanni Torre Aug 1, 2022
Aboriginal man found dead in WA's Casuarina Prison

An Aboriginal man has died in Western Australia's Casuarina Prison. A Western Australia Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed a 32-year-old Aboriginal man was found uncon...

Giovanni Torre Aug 1, 2022
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