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Australia’s Terrifying ‘Watch Houses’

Expand Still from ABC News: Four Corners. May 16, 2019. © 2019 ABC News Pinned down, stripped naked, locked in a padded cell, and yelling continuously for help – that’s how an Indigenous boy with a cognitive disability spent three days in a police holding cell in Australia. The horrifying account – cruel and inhuman treatment that may amount to torture – reflects the terrifying reality for children picked up by the police in Australia. Last month an investigation by ABC’s “Four Corners” program revealed that Queensland police were detaining children as young as 10 in police cells known as…

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