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Impaired Man Kept in Jail Solitary Confinement

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Impaired Man Kept in Jail Solitary Confinement

After assaulting his support workers two years ago this 42 year old gentleman was Jailed in the Northern Territory, and more recently moved to Solitary Confinement.

 

With a history of alcohol abuse and petrol sniffing, David Chaddum has severe 'mental impairments'. In all probability this could actually be a mild (if not more serious) Neurocognitive Impairment through prolonged excessive alcohol consumption or brain damage from sniffing petrol.

 

In February this year Chaddum was moved to solitary confinement - locked up alone for 16 hours a day - presumably in response to his challenging behaviours.

 

The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency stated that several doctors were worried this would aggravate Chaddum's mental condition.

 

Lawyer Jonathan Hunyor said the Health Department's care for Chaddum has been totally inadequate and is baffling.

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The original article was produced by ABC News

 

To view this article, visit the ABC News website

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-16/impaired-man-kept-in-jail-solitary-confinement-supreme-court-to/4376584

 

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