Australia Is Investigating Videos For Mistreatment Of Teen Inmates
Several videos show guards spraying tear gas at young inmates chained to chairs in an Australian detention center.By Ben Lawson | July 26, 2016
"None of this is accidental, ... This is a deliberate policy of punity that they have chosen to prosecute against in the main Aboriginal detainees," said John Lawrence, a lawyer who has written reports on the treatment of juvenile detainees in the country.
The videos come from a facility in the country's Northern Territory, where 98 percent of detainees in youth detention centers are Aborigines, according to the Law Council of Australia.