A unanimous late-night vote on Wednesday in the Upper House will see South Australia become the first state to ban the use of spit hoods in corrections, police and mental health settings.

The bill – commonly known as Fella’s Bill – comes 5 years after the death of Wayne “Fella” Morrison when he was subject to the use of a spit hood while in custody in Adelaide .

His family has worked tirelessly since his death to achieve justice for Fella and is know able to reap this small victory but feel there is much more to be done.


Produced By: Ayla Liebenberg

Featured In Story: Latoya Rule – Wayne “Fella” Morrison’s sibling

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 23 September 2021