Month: September 2020

Report on Coroner’s Decision and Recommendations

On December 29 2015, David Dungay Jr died in Sydney’s Long Bay Prison Hospital after being violently manouvered by corrective service officers, held face down and sedated because he refused to stop eating a rice cracker. Today, the coroner’s findings and Recommendations into the death of David were revealed. Outside the NSW State Coroner’s Court at Lidcombe …

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Prison Commissioner’s response to recommendations

We requested for the Commissioner of Corrective Services New South Wales, Peter Severin, to consider paragraph 14.16 and Recommendations 6 and 13 made by Deputy State Coroner Lee in his inquest following the death of David Dungay. These recommendations consist of the availability of Aboriginal Inmate Delegates to assist in interactions between prison officers and …

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Anticipating Coroner’s Decision and Next moves

Anticipation for Coroner’s Findings November 22nd 2019 Below is: * what the family wants from the Coroner* what is likely to happen* next moves David’s family’s recommendations to the Coroner David Dungay’s family wants the prison officers and nurses who caused the death of their son will be held responsible. Their lawyers were the specialist …

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Report on Inquest Last Day 8 March 2019

NSW Coronial Inquest into David Dungay      Day Five (last day)   08/03/19 Key Points: –       Problems in Corrective Services NSW, for responsible officer was unable to demonstrate ‘best practice’ in training and operations regarding de-esculation, and the safe management of inmates. The officer failed to locate in the NSW current manual a prior Queensland Coroner’s …

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Report on Inquest 4 March 2019

Coronial Inquest into David Dungay Deaths in Custody   DAY ONE 04/03/2019 KEY POINTS Significant lack of training for correctional and medical staff in emergencies that require intervention. Uncertainty surrounding Dungay’s behaviour and the extent of his aggression. Witnesses reluctant to take responsibility, admit guilt or fault. Revision of sedation/enforced medication policies and other safety procedures. …

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Report on Inquest 5 March 2019

Coronial Inquest into David Dungay Deaths In Custody DAY TWO 05/03/2019 KEY POINTS: Lack of Medical Intervention: Categorised within forced medication Lack of training for authoritative Correctional staff dealing with prisoners Failure in identifying the ramifications associated with the medical intervention towards David Dungay Errors in medical judgement Below is a summary of the evidence …

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Report on Inquest 7 March 2019

NSW Coronial Inquest into the death of David DungayDeaths in CustodyDay 4 Wesnesday 07/03/2019 KEY POINTS Dungay died of Asystole (loss of oxygen eventually leads to the heart stopping beating and leads to cardiac arrest). He was depleted of oxygen primarily (rather than ventricular fibrillation or genetic causes) and there were numerous contributory factors to his premature death. …

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