‘It broke my mind’: Former youth detainee sues after being held in solitary confinement

When Daniel* was taken into custody for the first time at the age of 17, he had never experienced any mental health issues. He was on remand for more than a year as he waited to face trial, and by the time a jury found him not guilty he was “different in the head”.

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