Detention centres are not places of rehabilitation, former juvenile detainees tell NT Royal Commission

Oct 19, 2016, 11:29 AM

A former juvenile detainee says she feels relieved after speaking to the Royal Commission into Youth Detention and Child Protection in the Northern Territory.

Lexi, 17, was among a small group of former juvenile inmates who attended a royal commission closed youth forum in Alice Springs this week.

"It feels like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, because telling this mob here so they can make a change to it, it makes me feel better," Lexi said.