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1,000 young people in detention on an average night

On an average night in the June quarter of 2012, there were 1,024 young people in juvenile detention across Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Man, 20, found dead in WA's Casuarina Prison

The Deaths In Custody Watch Committee (WA) Inc finds this news extremely upsetting as yet we see another life lost in a WA Prison. Things need to change. We are endevouring to find out further information at this stage.

A new look at Aboriginal sentencing? - Podcast

An application to the High Court has a chance to reopen some serious questions about Aboriginal life and imprisonment in Australia.

It involves the case of a New South Wales man named William David Bugmy.

But it could end up affecting many more cases -- or, more specifically, sentences -- if the Court decides to hear it.

Ron Sutton has the story.