A woman was allegedly stripped naked, handcuffed and left to sit in her own menstrual blood during a shocking minute trip from jail to a mental health facility. The young Aboriginal woman was being transferred from Bandyup Women's Prison to Graylands Hospital's Frankland secure mental health unit by a prison van. A woman was stripped naked, handcuffed and left to sit in her own menstrual blood during a shocking minute trip from jail to a mental health facility. An investigation was launched following the complaint to identify if any other women had suffered through similarly distressing trips, WA Today reports. More Details of the distressing trip - and any others uncovered by the investigation are expected to be made available in June, following the Parliamentary processes.
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He made a break for freedom, somehow getting his arms under his legs in the back of a patrol vehicle. Authorities said the man was able to kick out a window of the vehicle and made a run for it — naked. It happened during the morning commute. Cars had to come to a complete halt and brake suddenly as the naked man weaved in and out of traffic. It was insane. Everyone just starts slamming their brakes.
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The woman also had menstrual bleeding during the minute ordeal she endured to reach the Frankland secure mental health unit. Credit: Photo:ABC. Inspector Neil Morgan said he had quickly been made aware of the August incident, as were the Mental Health Advocacy Service and Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, and he was conducting a review not just of this case but of other transports to see if anything like this had happened before. While there was so far nothing to indicate such incidents were common, this did not detract from the seriousness of the case. The report, currently being drafted, would have to go through Parliamentary processes before being released to the public, likely in June. The Department of Corrective Services, while its legal duty of care and responsibility for its prisoners remain in effect until they reach their destination, contracts out the majority of prisoner transport. Broadspectrum is also involved in prison financing, construction and operations, prisoner rehabilitation, training, and asset and facilities management. Broadspectrum deferred a request for comment to the government, which has deferred comment until the investigation is complete.
The L. Times reports that some of those inmates at the North County Correctional Facility NCCF maximum-security prison were "chained to the wall with their hands behind their backs, half-naked or even fully naked, sometimes with their feet shackled to the floor, as jail officials waited for them to expel contraband from their bodies. But this incident didn't stem from rogue correctional officers going off on inmates—these practices were allowed, in writing. This policy, which was instated in , was part of what's known as the "potty watch," which is when correctional officers wait for inmates whom they suspect of carrying contraband in their rectums to go to the bathroom, and thus, expelling the contraband. The policy stated that deputies "shall" handcuff inmates to the wall, and that their feet "may" also be shackled to the floor. Peter Eliasberg, of the ACLU's Southern California branch said, "If they were in that kind of restraint for any length of time, it is absolutely abominable.