Spit hoods banned in New South Wales

New South Wales has become the second state in Australia to ban the use of spit hoods, after legislation passed through parliament yesterday evening.

Prison rights campaigners have long called for a nationwide ban on the use of the spit hood, describing the device as ‘archaic and inhumane.’

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Produced By: Eduardo Jordan, and Georgia Fisher

Featured In Story: Dr Hugh McDermott – Assistant Attorney-General of NSW, and Latoya Aroha Rule – Member of Ban Spit Hoods Coalition

First aired on The Wire, Friday 9 February 2024