Australia

Abuse & Solitary Confinement Uncovered in Australia’s Juvenile Facilities

An Australia news program released footage in late July 2016 revealing the use of solitary confinement and abuse on predominantly aboriginal children in juvenile facilities in the Northern Territories. Read more from the Washington Post. Amnesty International confirms documentation of these abusive practices, stating,

“The sound of guards laughing while children choke on teargas, should be ingrained on the minds of Australia’s leaders, who for years have ignored calls for better protection of children’s human rights in detention facilities in Northern Territory and across the country.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced an investigation into the treatment of the children in the facilities in the Northern Territories.