In Depth

Ashley Youth Detention Centre culture of abuse detailed in Commission of Inquiry; calls to shut it sooner

Adam Holmes
IB
October 26 2021 - 3:30pm
A child at Ashley Youth Detention Centre in 2012. There are concerns that the government's three-year shutdown plan will take too long to protect children.
A child at Ashley Youth Detention Centre in 2012. There are concerns that the government's three-year shutdown plan will take too long to protect children.

Child sexual abuse at Ashley Youth Detention Centre was normalised and enabled, according to allegations raised in the Commission of Inquiry, with concerns the government's three-year closure plans could take too long.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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