Footage of children being stripped, hooded, left in isolation, and gassed by corrections guards have left many Australians shocked.
There are three men at the centre of the unfolding crisis: sacked NT corrections minister John Elferink, NT chief minister Adam Giles, and federal Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion.
So how reasonable is it that none of the men were aware of the abuse of children occurring behind the walls of the Don Dale facility?
Back in April 2012, surveillance tapes emerged and were shown to NT government staff of inappropriate restraints on children at the centre.
The NT children's commissioner Dr Howard Bath was asked by the government to write a confidential report into what was going on.
He found that, "[The tapes] depicting the inappropriate and unsafe use of restraint were shown to senior staff of the Department of Justice and undertakings were provided that such practices would cease."