Governments urged to change the record, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment gap widens

Last published: 3 November 2015Author: Change the Record
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Today the Change the Record Coalition urged Governments to take critical leadership to address the rising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment crisis.

The call for action has come with the release yesterday of the most recent NSW custody statistics which show a staggering increase in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in prisons, with an 18 per cent increase since October last year and a 20 per cent increase over the last two years.

Coalition Co-Chair Shane Duffy said the report shows that not only are the rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people incarceration at crisis levels, the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians is growing in NSW.

 

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