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Incapacity royal fee informed of merciless prisoner mistreatment

A royal fee has heard vivid descriptions of how abuse is rampant amongst folks with disabilities in detention and jail.

(Picture: AAP/Paul Miller)

This week the incapacity royal fee heard tales of abuse and neglect from folks with disabilities in youth detention and grownup prisons. One girl described being always dropped whereas being moved out and in of her wheelchair and mentioned she was denied physiotherapy to sluggish the development of muscular dystrophy. An Indigenous man mentioned he was denied his antidepressants and bronchial asthma puffer. A hearing-impaired man mentioned he didn’t have an Auslan interpreter for weeks. 

The mistreatment and lack of integration with the Nationwide Incapacity Insurance coverage Scheme (NDIS) meant folks weren’t supported in jail or when launched, and as such had been extra prone to re-offend, specialists informed the fee.

Jail and detention are costly, costing taxpayers billions. Mistreatment and using solitary confinement, specialists allege, breach worldwide human rights legal guidelines and trigger lifelong trauma to these leaving the system, hindering them from reintegrating into society.



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