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Guard told Indigenous inmate Bailey Mackander ‘there’s nothing wrong with you’ in response to pleas for help, inquest hears – ABC News

The inquest into the 2019 death of Bailey Mackander hears audio during which the distressed 20-year-old was told by a guard, “there’s nothing wrong with you, other…

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An Indigenous inmate who said he couldn’t breathe while being held in an isolated cell was told by a guard “there’s nothing wrong with you, other than your attitude”, an inquest has heard. 

  • The inquest hears audio from the prison’s “knock-up” system
  • A distressed Bailey Mackander used the system several times before his death
  • The inquest is expected to run for a full week before resuming in July.

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