Sisters inside: [Aboriginal] women in prison

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READ: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilroy-on-aboriginal-women-in-prison-the-stringer

25 Apr 13: “Indigenous women are currently the most over-represented population in both Queensland and Australian prisons. In 2010 approximately 30% of all incarcerated women in Australia were Indigenous, while 24% of all incarcerated men were Indigenous (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010a). Based on this data, a conservative estimate indicates that Indigenous women are 16 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Indigenous women. … Indigenous women in prison have broadly experienced a significant level of trauma and abuse beginning in childhood … ” By Debbie Kilroy

* SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO: CALL FOR CRIME PREVENTION FOCUS TO CUT INDIGENOUS JAIL RATES

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SBS Radionews Podcasts: Call for crime prevention focus to cut Indigenous jail rates

By David Crisante http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/263688/Call-fo… 22 Apr 13:

There have been widespread calls for governments to change justice system funding arrangements in a bid to reduce the number of Indigenous Australians in jail. … [Northern Territory Chief Magistrate] Ms Hannam says more than 80 per cent of the Territory’s inmates in 2012 were Indigenous, even though Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders account for only 30 per cent of the Territory’s population. She’s calling for funding to be shifted from prisons to crime prevention. David Crisante reports.

* SBS Radionews Audio: Call for crime prevention focus to cut Indigenous jail rates

* The Stringer: KALACC lends its weight to Justice Reinvestment

* Priscilla Collins, Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT: Mandatory rehabilitation bill must be released for public consultation

* Ray Jackson, Green Left: Stop police self investigation

* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* SBS Radionews Audio: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA

* Other articles

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