Indigenous Deaths in Custody (1989-1996) Report by Australian Human Rights Commission
Indigenous Deaths in Custody (1989-1996): A Report prepared by the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 1996.
This is a very significant report with recommendations that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are still calling for to be actioned.
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The ABS statistics are very sobering as they indicate that in 2004 just over one in five prisoners was Indigenous and in 2014 it is between one in three/four.
The proportion of prisoners identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander varied from 8% in Victoria (474 prisoners) to 86% in the Northern Territory (1,279 prisoners).
(Sourced: ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics))
(Sourced: Australian Law Council)