‘I had to do it’: Threats trigger jail bashing

Richard John Todd was billed with aggravated deliberately resulting in significant harm over the bashing in a Yatala Labor Jail cell in April 2018.

Todd, 38, had been alone in his cell in B-block on the evening of April 12 when guards brought in a prisoner from a nearby wing.

The gentleman, aged in his late 50s, had asked to be moved from his cell next threats from other prisoners.

Once in the cell, prisoners in the surrounding cells started taunting Todd, telling him to assault his new cell mate.

Prisoners housed in above flooring cells shouted by means of the down pipes that Todd must attack the gentleman.

Officer in cost of Yatala Labor Jail Darren Hills defined to the courtroom how the unorthodox conversation system worked.

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