Man with intellectual disability jailed because NDIS couldn’t provide carer, released on bail

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Judge says he’s ‘horrified’ by isolation conditions 20-year-old Victorian man, Francis, was held in after service provider pulled out of care contract

A Victorian man with a profound intellectual disability will be released from jail on Monday after spending two months in isolation because he did not have an accredited care provider.

Kear 2bAnnouncing his decision to release 20-year-old Francis on bail on Thursday, supreme court judge Lex Lasry reportedly said he was “horrified” by the conditions he had been kept in while in custody and that releasing him to the…

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