Indigenous Incarceration

Aboriginal and Torres strait islander people are 14 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-indigenous, and indigenous youths are more likely to go to jail than university. Because of the high incarceration rate, they are more likely to die in custody.

This is the harsh reality of indigenous relations today, 25 years after the royal commission into aboriginal death in custody. With cases like the recent death of Ms Dhu causing national outrage, there is still so much progress to be made.

Cala Wahlquist, Reporter for the Guardian Australia, spoke to Tess about how we can address indigenous incarceration.

Produced by Maxwell Lewis

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