In a damning report, Western Australia’s inspector of custodial service finds conditions at Perth centre similar to those at Don Dale

Children in the toughest unit of Western Australia’s Banksia Hill detention centre were denied hot meals and locked in their cells as a form of “behavioural management”, a damning independent report has found.

The report by the WA inspector of custodial services, Neil Morgan, found conditions at Banksia Hill similar to those that sparked a royal commission into the Northern Territory’s Don Dale detention centre, including the increased use of armed guards from the prison’s special operations group to control “incidents”.

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