Child prisoner abuse details need for system revamp

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Footage of child abuse at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre in The Northern Territory has shocked the nation and the world. The revelations have sparked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to order a royal commission inquiry into the NT youth incarceration system. But how has a culture of such harsh treatment towards young prisoners developed in Australia’s detention centres and what can be done differently?

 

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