NT Royal Commission: Don Dale run like 'human storage facility'

Dec 05, 2016, 10:35 AM

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told the current Don Dale detention centre is being run like a human storage facility.

The author of a damning report about the Territory's corrections system is giving evidence at public hearings this week.

Keith Hamburger says he and his staff have been horrified at conditions inside the former adult prison which is now being used to detain young people.


Keith Hamburger, 'A Safer Northern Territory through Correctional Interventions' report author Tony McAvoy SC, Senior Counsel Assisting the NT royal commission Margaret White, co-commissioner for the NT royal commission