Several juvenile offenders have been held in detention in adult watchhouse facilities for over 30 days following an overflow of juvenile inmates from juvenile detention facilities.

One instance had a juvenile offender in detention at a watchhouse for 33 days, leading to a significant deterioration in health.

The Queensland state juvenile has recently been inundated with juvenile offenders, as activists call for the state to lessen the punitive practices of the Queensland youth justice system.



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Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Scott McDougall – Queensland State Human Rights Commissioner , Annastacia Palaszczuk – Queensland State Premier, Katherine Hayes – CEO of Youth Advocacy Centre, and Michelle Ackerman – Acting Director of Youth off the Streets

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 8 February 2023