Indigenous man Stanley Inman, 19, committed suicide and died in jail on July 13, 2020.
Imnan was sentenced to two and a half years jail over a number of burglary offences. He tried to take his own life on July 11, and attempts were made to resuscitate him before he was taken to hospital. He died in hospital in 2 days.
His sister says the jail authorities could prevent his death. She says she phoned the prison twice in the days before his death to warn them he was struggling to cope. Despite being placed into a crisis care unit for several days, he was released back into the general prison population soon after. She has condemned authorities for sitting idly by despite alarming signs he was experiencing suicidal thoughts.
On 15 April 2021, a group of 15 families have launched a petition calling on the Prime Minister to meet with them and set out their 10 demands to help the families of the victims restore justice and improve the lives of Aboriginal people. Inman’s family also joined the petition and said they want justice for him.
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The initiative group has requested the clarification from Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Attorney-General of Australia Michaelia Cash and Minister for Home Affairs of Australia Karen Andrews. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.