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Coroner calls for safety upgrades at Darwin prison after death of buggy-driving prisoner

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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.

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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