Former corrections commissioner Ken Middlebrook says he wasn’t happy about use of teargas but felt there was no other choice

Juvenile detention centres and prisons in the Northern Territory have become “de facto mental health facilities”, the former Northern Territory corrections commissioner Ken Middlebrook has told the royal commission.

Appearing for cross-examination on Friday afternoon, Middlebrook also answered further questions about his actions authorising the use of teargas against detainees in August 2014.

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