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Death of David Dungay Jr

David Dungay

 

LATEST NEWS

Report on Coroner's Decision 
Anticipation Coroner's decision. Next moves
JA Submission to Coroner
Family statement to media 8 March 2019
Report on Inquest last day 8 March 2019 
Report on Inquest 4 March 2019
Report on Inquest 5 March 2019
Report on Inquest 6 March 2019
Report on Inquest 7 March 2019


OVERVIEW
David Dungay Jr, was a 26 year old Dungatti man, who died on December 29, 2015 in Sydney's Long Bay Prison Hospital. In an attempted cell transfer, Dungay had refused to stop eating a packet of biscuits. As a result, six guards held him down in a prone position, administering a sedative while nursing staff and four other guards looked on. He called out twelve times that he couldn't breathe before losing consiousness. By the time the guards realised the seriousness of the situation, several minutes had gone past before basic life saving support was attempted. Still, only two compressions were undertaken. Dungay had gone into asystole arrest, otherwise known as irreversible cardiac arrest. 

For the full storyThe tragic death in custody of David Dungay

Media Links 

Watch ‘The Guardian“ articles and videos about the Death of David Dungay
The Guardian ran a series of ‘Behind the Lines’, ‘Breathless’ podcasts as well as articles specifically on Dungay’s death in custody:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2018/jul/27/introducing-breathless-the-death-of-david-dungay-jnr
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2018/jul/14/introducing-breathless-the-death-of-david-dungay-jr-podcast-video
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2018/jul/16/breathless-episode-2-the-death-in-custody-of-david-dungay-jr-podcast
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2018/jul/25/episode-3-life-inside-breathless-podcast
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2018/jul/16/i-cant-breathe-footage-shows-david-dungays-death-in-custody-video
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2018/aug/27/footage-shows-indigenous-prisoner-being-restrained-before-death-video
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/13/david-dungay-jr-dies-in-custody-and-his-family-are-changed-forever-photo-essay
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/18/guard-asked-if-extra-sedation-would-be-used-on-david-dungay-inquest-told
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/25/guards-to-be-trained-in-asphyxiation-risks-after-david-dungay-death-in-custody
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/25/david-dungay-inquest-shown-harrowing-footage-and-told-of-prolonged-cpr-failures
https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/07/16/black-lives-matter-australia-david-dungay?cid=inbody:i-want-justice-for-my-son-david-dungay-death-in-custody-inquest-begins
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/26/uproar-in-court-as-coroner-delays-david-dungay-inquest-for-almost-a-year

Other Media Articles on Dungay Case
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/death-in-custody-when-a-cell-extraction-turns-fatal-20161229-gtj8pz.html
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/family-of-man-who-died-in-custody-want-graphic-cctv-to-be-released-20180530-p4zigk.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-08/report-shows-indigenous-inmate-died-after-being-restrained/7827450
https://www.smh.com.au/national/aboriginal-man-david-dungay-hills-death-in-custody-suspicious-family-20160119-gm95o7.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-08/report-shows-indigenous-inmate-died-after-being-restrained/7827450
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-17/david-dungay-inquest-hears-from-guard-defending-actions/10004260
https://www.echo.net.au/2016/01/aboriginal-death-in-custody-swept-under-carpet/
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/moving-out-of-squalor-to-an-uncertain-future/news-story/f8479a188e3dc22799a0a2a76a5886de https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/5426815/peaceful-protest-as-family-searches-for-answers/
https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/5441375/family-of-man-who-died-in-custody-want-graphic-cctv-to-be-released/
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/devastating-david-dungay-adjourned-eight-months-20180727-p4zu0v.html

Major Issues

Diabetes
https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/digitised_collections/the_koori_mail/125.pdf

Duty of care for complex health needs, forced medication & use of dangerous restraint (page 7)
http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/2017%20DIC%20DIPO%20REPORT%20FINAL%20COPY.pdf 

Black Deaths in Custody in Australia
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/28/the-147-dead-indigenous-leaders-demand-action-over-unacceptable-deaths-in-custody?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Guardian%20Today%20AU%20-%20collection&utm_term=284317&subid=1467384&CMP=GTAU_collection
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Way_to_Forget

Indigenous Incarceration is a national tragedy that demands action
www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2018/09/18/national-tragedy-35-groups-demand-action-indigenous-incarceration
www.nationalunitygovernment.org/nt-going-backwards-black-deaths-custody?fbclid=IwAR3okBhkcHnZCAg9GwQaXMe4VGoUVk062k580Wu2npS3BdjbtgJGW27x
http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/IndigLawB/2000/12.html
http://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/news/

Deathscapes - Mapping Racialised Violence in Settler States
https://www.deathscapes.org/

Institutional Abuse & Discrimination, Coronial Inquiries
https://aic.gov.au/publications/archive/aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-and-incarceration
http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/CICrimJust/1997/10.pdf
http://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/print/Richmond.report
https://www.smh.com.au/national/out-of-mind-20050212-edkok1.html
https://www.facebook.com/theguardian/videos/908411626013268/UzpfSTE5MzkyNjA3MDY3Nzc5MToyMDYxMDkwNzc3Mjk0NjM1/?hc_ref=ART7A0Ja6r31v3Mg1CQEmtZ78Rxcd-_WBLdsGCDnb38X-23IrmrddJ3j7FDS4piBFw&__xts__[0]=68.ARCxQdXCm4Suzer_aBzFcGgtqt9ubLiKvt3LqfMoPPVHvckMamdKvZrFg1yIlVhuLYsrADqSKf6ZCoXZvFcg4eThOY0feZDhRNw5zNW9Sjhhxl_gpuimJXzJ5IE9V4d8fiF4dOk&__tn__=kCH-R
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/28/the-147-dead-indigenous-leaders-demand-action-over-unacceptable-deaths-in-custody?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Guardian%20Today%20AU%20-
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/speeches/institutional-racism
https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/03/14/institutional-racism-evident-australian-justice-system
https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/02/07/indigenous-prisoners-and-those-disabilities-serious-risk-abuse-says-human-rights?cid=inbody:institutional-racism-%E2%80%98evident%E2%80%99-in-australian-justice-system
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/closing-the-gap-this-coolamon-carries-a-special-baby/news-story/a788b902ae8a3a644207816035244278
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4517.0
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/23/the-small-town-trying-to-shift-spending-from-punishment-to-prevention
https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/one-plus-one/2018-09-06/one-plus-one:-sharon-payne/10209986
http://www.billshorten.com.au/closing_the_gap_report_statement_parliament_house_tuesday_14_february_2017
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/abbott-unwelcome-as-special-envoy-on-indigenous-affairs:-little/10176840
http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/2017%20DIC%20DIPO%20REPORT%20FINAL%20COPY.pdf    
Amanda Dissel & Jody Kollapen, ‘Racism and discrimination in the South African Penal system.’  Penal reform International, 2003, NCJ number NCJ 206983  https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publicatins/abstract.aspx?ID=206983
Barbara Chambers and Jan Pettman, ‘Anti-Racism: a Handbook for Adult Educators.’  Human Rights Commission Education,  Series No. 1.   Australian Government Publishing Service,  Canberra, 1986.
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/Anti_racism_handbook.pdf
Chris Owen, ‘Every Mother’s Son is Guilty: Policing the Kimberly Frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905.  UWAP Scholarly, 2016.
http: //www.uwap.uwas.edu.au   
Charles Reasons, ‘Racism, Prisons, and Prisoner Rights.’  Issues in Criminology, Volume 9, Number 2 (Fall, 1974), 3-20, page 3.
https://profile.id.com.au/kempsey/individual-income

Need For Criminal/Civil Liability
https://www.lawsociety.com.au/sites/default/files/2018-03/Indigenous%20incarceration%20rates%20and%20justice%20targets.pdf
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/they-will-not-go-unpunished-three-year-jail-terms-under-new-race-hate-laws-20180605-p4zjn0.html
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-chainsaw-dispute-death-inquest-begins-as-authorities-come-under-the-microscope-20190204-p50vky.html
https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi12
Peter Grabosky, Anita Scandia, Kayleen Hazelhurst, Paul Wilson, ‘Aboriginal deaths in custody’.  Australian Institute of Criminology: trends and issues, Canberra May 1988.L. v. Commonwealth (1976) 10 ALR 269; Howard v. Jarvis (1958) 98 CLR

Black Deaths in Custody - New York and Internationally

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/thousands-protest-ny-police-chokehold
http://theconversation.com/one-step-toward-making-criminal-justice-less-biased-65022
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/systemic-racism-fueling-skyrocketing-rates-of-indigenous-imprisonment-says-peak-law-body-20180314-p4z4aj.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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