The Northern Territory Coroner has found a prisoner “may not have died” if proper procedures had been followed while he was driving an off-road buggy at the Darwin prison.
- The NT coroner says safety procedures were not followed when a buggy-driving prisoner crashed at high speed
- Benjamin Watts, 31, was only weeks away from likely parole when he died
- The coroner is calling for safety upgrades at Darwin prison
Coroner Greg Cavanagh also called on the NT government to fund a series of upgrades at the prison following an inquest into the death of 31-year-old Benjamin “Benny” Watts.
Mr Watts died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) into a concealed metre-high mound of dirt on a track in the horticultural precinct of the…
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