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Solitary confinement must be banned, says Ombudsman

In a damning report released today, the Victorian Ombudsman has called on the...

The report describes the use of solitary confinement on children and young people as “overwhelming and distressing”.

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It details experiences from Port Philip prison where young people were held in effective solitary confinement for over 100 days and put into cells described as “exceedingly bleak” and…

At the Malmsbury youth jail, a 16 year old Aboriginal boy was isolated 45 times in 12 months.

The report also found completely inadequate health and mental health checks or services for children and…

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