Background Briefing - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.


Why was nobody watching?

November 1st, 2014

Episode 58 of 147 episodes

Minor offender Mark Payne was on 24-hour suicide watch in a maximum security South Australian prison cell when he died. No one noticed because Yatala prison had a fatally inadequate electronic monitoring system. Sarah Dingle investigates.