Canberra jail inmate compensated $160k after excessive use of force incident

3 months ago
An inmate at Canberra’s jail has been paid almost $160,000 compensation after being violently hand-cuffed and dragged from his cell in 2017. He took the case to court, claiming he suffered extreme pain, an injury to his shoulder, and ongoing mental harm. The Chief Justice found the incident was degrading and amounted to an excessive use of force.