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Big spike in aboriginal women behind bars, study finds

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Warrior Publications

Canada prison signCBC News/The Canadian Press, Dec 02, 2014

A new report says there has been a big spike in the number of aboriginal women in Canada’s prisons.

A Justice Department study found the overall number of aboriginal women behind bars in federal institutions nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012, rising 97 per cent.

By comparison, the number of aboriginal men increased by 34 per cent during that time.

That steep, decade-long rise makes aboriginal women one of the fastest growing segments of Canada’s federal prison population.

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