Indigenous

At-a-glance: Indigenous incarceration in Australia

Protesters angry over Aboriginal deaths in custody march through Perth's CBD towards Parliament House on October 23, 2014. Source: AAP

The 1991 royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody tabled 339 recommendations - among them that imprisonment should be used as a last resort. Since then, the number of Indigenous prisoners behind bars has doubled and their risk of being put there is 13 times higher than non-Indigenous Australians.

Reema Rattan, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation

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