NT guard describes ‘complete chaos’, and inmate treated ‘like a dog’ | NITV

A former Northern Territory youth prison guard who was on duty when some boys were tear gassed at a youth detention centre has told an inquiry he was used as a scapegoat. Ben Kelleher worked at Darwin’s Don Dale facility in 2014 when boys were shackled, spit hooded and tear gassed after one escaped from solitary confinement and began trashing an exercise yard. The youth had been held in isolation for 17 days straight, for up to 23 hours per day, and had complained of being treated “like a dog”, the royal commission was told.

Source: NT guard describes ‘complete chaos’, and inmate treated ‘like a dog’ | NITV

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