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At work inside Australian detention centres: a guard’s story

posted on March 12th 2014 in Arts & Documentary & Drawing & Illustration & Social with 0 Comments

This is a first-hand account of life inside an Australian immigration detention facility, told from the perspective of a former employee of Serco, the ubiquitous multinational service provider that runs the nation’s onshore centres.

Realised in a comic-book style and drawn from exclusive interviews and diary entries from the ex-employee, A Guard’s Story offers rare insight into how Australia’s outsourced detention facilities are run.

Like all Serco employees, the informant signed a confidentiality agreement and has taken a significant personal risk by talking.

Prior to being employed by Serco, the source was sympathetic to the plight of asylum seekers in Australia’s detention facilities and took on a job as a “client support worker” to try to help people from inside the system.

What follows is the source’s experience, illustrated. Check the comic-story in the following link:

http://serco-story.theglobalmail.org/

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