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Deaths in custody: why are more prisoners dying from ‘natural causes’?

An independent investigation is needed to explain the sharp rise in the number of Australian prison deaths being attributed to “natural causes” and the young ages of those dying. Inga Ting concludes her special investigation into deaths in custody.

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Deaths in custody: in safe, monitored rooms prisoners still hang

The deaths of prisoners in cells specifically designed to prevent self harm raises doubts about supervision and monitoring practices in NSW prisons, reports Inga Ting.

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Deaths in custody: mental health assessments fail suicidal inmates

One quarter of inmates who suicided in NSW prisons in the past nine years did so within days of having been assessed as no longer at risk of self harm or suicide. In her continuing investigation, Inga Ting highlights how health agencies failed inmates.

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Deaths in custody: seven tragedies, seven cases of negligence

The tragic 2007 death of mentally ill prisoner Adam Douglas Shipley is just one of seven deaths linked through a chain of negligence, bureaucratic bungling and failed policies. Inga Ting continues her special investigation for Crikey.

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O’Farrell faces prison revolt on needles

Prison officers in NSW have threatened to walk off the job if the incoming O’Farrell government introduces a needle exchange program in NSW prisons. The Liberals want a trial if they are elected.

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The Facebook bullies of NSW Corrections — one victim’s story

The prison officers who have been elevated to martyr status with their heroic group nickname The Facebook 6 used the site to bully staff. I should know – I am one of their victims, writes Candace Sutton, former Labor advisor and freelance journalist.

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