Opinion: WA has to learn from the lessons of the NT juvenile corrections crisis July 29, 2016 Anna Copeland questions whether other jurisdictions will learn lessons out of this crisis. In reaction to the disturbing scenes of torture and inhumane treatment from the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Anna Copeland writes an opinion piece published by The Guardian on children in solitary confinement: "The images on Four Corners on Monday have shocked the country. They revealed extreme abuse being inflicted on detainees, in a systematic way. This was not a case of one corrections officer doing the wrong thing. This was a case of practices that were clearly accepted by a number of officers, known about by more, and tolerated, if not sanctioned, by the corrections system itself. As politicians scramble to deny knowledge that this went on, we are left with the devastating question of how was this allowed to happen. It is very clear that the factors which form the prerequisite elements for this type of conduct exist beyond the Don Dale Detention Centre and beyond the Northern Territory. The question is will other jurisdictions learn the lessons that will come out of this crisis?" Read Anna Copeland's article in full here. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: Feature Story, General, Hot topics Tags: anna copeland, child detention, darwin, don dale detention centre, four corners, nt, opinion, solitary confinement, the guardian Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!