Youths were held in ‘disgusting, dirty’ conditions with no running water, ombudsman alleges

Young inmates at the Brisbane youth detention centre were held in solitary confinement for up 10 days in “disgusting, dirty” overheated rooms with no toilet, bed or running water, a report by the Queensland ombudsman has revealed.

The report detailed a series of allegations about the management of young people in the months leading up to a 2017 riot at the centre, including claims staff used inmates as enforcers and had “orchestrated” assaults.

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