A 17-year-old Perth boy has been released from custody for Christmas despite a serious crime spree
- Judge Quail said he was not sending the youth back to prison “because of the continuing failure of the Department
- He said the boy had had a “horrendous experience” and “endured unlawful solitary confinement” in punishment cells for long periods
A 17-year-old Perth boy has been released from custody for Christmas despite a serious crime spree, as the judge did not trust Perth’s “barbaric dungeon where children are deprived and dehumanised” to rehabilitate him.
The boy, who has anxiety, PTSD, FASD, ADHD, and substantially affected executive function and memory, has been in and out of Banksia Hill youth prison for the past two years.