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Young inmates locked in cells as authorities brace for a potential coronavirus outbreak at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre – ABC News

Authorities are scrambling to manage a potential coronavirus outbreak at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Advocates are calling for the release of nearly 130 young inmates who remain locked in cells until fur…

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Young offenders in South-East Queensland will be sent to Townsville as the state scrambles to manage a potential outbreak of coronavirus in the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre in Wacol.
Key points:

  • More than 400 staff and nearly 130 inmates will undergo coronavirus testing
  • Youth inmates, some as young as 13, could be locked in cells for up to two weeks
  • Prisoner advocate Debbie Kilroy has called for their immediate release

The Brisbane correctional centre re…

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