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First Nations people and the criminal justice system – a tiring story of discrimination

First Nations people are more likely to be refused bail, more likely to get jail sentences and are grossly over-represented in the prison population. First Nations kids are also grossly over-represented in juvenile detention centres and are unfairly targeted in programs such as the Suspect Target Management Program. And yet, the Northern Territory Government, the …

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Strip-searches of inmates not always lawful: Victorian Court

A Victorian court has found that human rights considerations had not been taken into account when prison officials established rules allowing for strip searchings of prisoners when undergoing drug tests. In Minogue v Thompson [2021] VSC 56, the Victorian Supreme Court held that some random strip searches and urine tests were incompatible with Victorian law. …

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New limits on random strip-searches and drug tests for Victorian Prisoners

Indigenous woman allegedly strip-searched in front of male inmates

An Indigenous woman at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in Canberra was allegedly strip-searched by male officers, in full view of male inmates. The 37-year-old was on remand at the centre which houses both male and female inmates. She was allegedly strip-searched naked by officers including two male officers and two male nurses, with multiple male …

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Indigneous woman allegedly strip searched at Alexander Maconochie Centre in front of males

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