Detainees with disabilities in ‘spiral of hopelessness’ after cancelled United Nations visit to Australia

People with disabilities in the criminal justice system feel like they exist in a “black hole” after an international torture prevention body cancelled a visit to Australia.

“We’re locking them up and throwing away the key … their behaviour is misinterpreted as wilful defiance or criminal intention but it’s often just the product of their disability.”

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Justice, violence, Abuse and Neglect

Elizabeth Wright and Celina Edmonds


Date published:
Fri 10th Mar, 2023