Opinion

Indigenous incarceration: a national disgrace and nobody cares

By Philip Lee
April 25 2020 - 5:30pm
Although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults make up around 2 per cent of the national population they constitute 27 per cent of the national prison population. Picture: Shutterstock

Recent reports confirm the exponential rise in the rate of indigenous incarceration. The current rate of indigenous incarceration is higher than what was recorded in the 1991 land mark Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

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