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Prison strip search of Indigenous woman at Alexander Maconochie Centre breached human rights laws: independent inspector

Jasper Lindell
Lucy Bladen
By Jasper Lindell, and Lucy Bladen
Updated September 16 2021 - 8:53am, first published 5:01am
The Alexander Maconochie Centre. Picture: Karleen Minney

A damning report has found a strip search of an Indigenous woman at Canberra's prison earlier this year breached the ACT's human rights legislation, and regular strip searches in the crisis support unit also breached the laws.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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