Hundreds could join class action

January 11, 2017

Former teen inmates are being invited to join a class action lawsuit against the NT government.

The Northern Territory government could be facing hundreds of compensation claims over alleged abuse in youth detention centres after a class action was launched by former Don Dale detainees.

Legal firm Maurice Blackburn is encouraging all former inmates who were assaulted by guards or subjected to unreasonable periods of isolation or restraint over the past decade to join.

The lawsuit is being led by Aaron Hyde, 20, and Dylan Jenkings, 18, who claims he was tear gassed in custody as recently as last April.

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