Trauma counselling in handcuffs

Dear Prime Minister,

Why are asylum seekers and refugees in Australian detention centres handcuffed when taken to trauma counselling sessions? Why do security guards watch the trauma victims while they are being counselled?

Torture and trauma counselling now done in MITA in tiny interview rooms with chairs and tables bolted to the floor. No one allowed to go to Foundation House anymore so counsellors go to hellhole.
Guards sit on other side of glass panel in door staring at the person being counselled. Because furniture bolted to floor no chance to avoid staring guard as person tries to deal with talking about the worst time of their life.
— Pamela Curr