Don Dale was ‘spiralling out of control’ | NITV

A former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre guard says the security climate was “spiralling out of control” in the lead up to an incident where boys were tear-gassed. Ex Youth Justice Officer Leonard De Souza told the Northern Territory juvenile justice royal commission that Don Dale was struggling with overcrowding, increased lock-downs, dismal training and staff shortages. He said new guards only received three days of training in assault responses and never learnt skills in suicide prevention, cultural awareness or dealing with emergency situations.

Source: Don Dale was ‘spiralling out of control’ | NITV