NT Royal Commission: Detainee's are not all from broken homes: Grandmother

Mar 16, 2017, 08:17 PM

In the Northern Territory, the grandmother of a former Don Dale detainee has told the youth detention royal commission how she thinks the system should change.

Her grandson told the commission today he was handcuffed to a fence and forced to sleep in a wet cell without a mattress for 24 hours, after another detainee set off a fire extinguisher.

This week the commission's hearings in Alice Springs have focused on people overseeing the youth detention system, along with former detainees.


Tony McAvoy SC, counsel assisting the NT Royal Commission BY, former Don Dale detainee CA, BY's grandmother Commissioner Margaret White, NT Royal Commission

Source: Felicity James reported this story on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for ABC RN PM