Call to ban routine strip searches on women in Canberra's prisons

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
August 4 2021 - 5:30pm
Picture: Karleen Minney

First Nations organisations and law groups have called for the ACT government to reform laws to ban routine strip searching of women in prisons, after alarming data revealed Indigenous women were twice as likely to be strip searched.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au