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Indigenous woman detained at Canberra jail launches court action against ACT govt over forced strip search

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By Toby Vue
Updated November 26 2021 - 9:52pm, first published 6:30pm
The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

A vulnerable Indigenous woman detained at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has launched court action against the ACT government, accusing it of torturous, cruel and degrading treatment after correctional officers allegedly used a knife to forcibly strip search her near male detainees.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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