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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “NSW prisons boss faces questions after two Indigenous deaths in custody | 7.30” – below is their description.
Two Indigenous Australians have died in custody in Sydney, but the deaths were not made public. That has raised serious questions about prison policy. Their deaths only came to light following a state parliamentary hearing – raising ongoing questions about Indigenous deaths in custody.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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