Investigation launched into strip search claims at AMC


An investigation is underway over claims an Aboriginal woman was strip searched in full view of male detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

The woman, who is a sexual abuse survivor, was on remand when the alleged search took place.

Corrections Minister Mick Gentleman has confirmed the Human Rights Commission has commenced an investigation.

He says allegations of racism at Canberra’s jail are also being looked into.