• Archival Series

Handcuff Register - Westbrook

To access these records

Please contact the Right to Information and Privacy Unit, Department of Justice and Attorney General:

Postal Address: GPO Box 149, Brisbane QLD 4001

Phone: (07) 3227 7618

Email: rtiadministration@justice.qld.gov.au

Website: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/about-us/information-and-privacy/about-right-to-information-and-privacy

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Queensland State Archives Series ID, 999

Records Location

These records are held by Queensland State Archives.


This Handcuff Register is a record that was kept by staff at Westbrook Youth Detention Centre. The Register records the name of each child who was escorted from the institution while wearing handcuffs. The date, time, name of escort, as well as the time when the handcuffs were removed are also recorded. Each entry was required to be signed by a staff member.

Access Conditions

Access to this register is restricted for 100 years in order to protect personal privacy. To apply for access to this register please contact Queensland State Archives.

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