Daily Archives: November 19, 2021

Australia state bans use of spit hoods on detainees following death of Indigenous man in custody

The Australian state of South Australia Thursday became the first jurisdiction in the country to formally ban the use of spit hoods on detainees. A spit hood is a mesh-fabric face covering that is fixed to an individual’s neck. The device is used in prisons, immigration detention centers and mental health facilities. The legislation, known… Read More »