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A rare and significant win for prisoners — new limits around drug tests and strip searches

By Greg Barns, Sessional Lecturer in Law, RMIT University
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Australian prisoners are regularly subjected to drug and alcohol testing and strip searches.

Each state and territory has rules that allow for drug testing and strip searching in prisons, driven by a desire to maintain security. But they can be arbitrarily applied and this has implications for the human rights of prisoners.

However, high-profile Victorian prisoner Craig Minogue recently had a significant legal…


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