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NSW prisons boss Peter Severin grilled after two Indigenous deaths in custody last week – ABC News

Corrective Services NSW boss Peter Severin is grilled at a budget estimates hearing about why the deaths of two Indigenous inmates at separate Sydney jails last…

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Two Indigenous Australians died in custody in Sydney last week but the head of Corrective Services has defended the decision not to announce the deaths publicly.
Key points:

  • The Corrective Services Commissioner said it was not the department’s policy to inform the public of deaths in custody
  • The NSW coroner will investigate both deaths
  • The Commissioner acknowledged “hanging points” still exist in some jail cells

A woman, 44, died in an apparent suicide in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre on…

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