'Damn the law': Former Don Dale boss accused of ignoring laws about prolonged isolation

Mar 30, 2017, 08:34 AM

The Northern Territory youth detention royal commission has been told children were held on rolling 72 hour isolation placements because there was nowhere else to put them.

The Don Dale youth detention centre's former general manager has given evidence today. Russell Caldwell told the inquiry laws about prolonged isolation didn't account for the reality on the ground.


Peter Callaghan SC, counsel assisting NT royal commission Russell Caldwell, former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre Includes: Felicity Graham, counsel for the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Peggy Dwyer, counsel for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

ABC Radio - Felicity James reported this story on Wednesday, March 29, 2017