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Indigenous prisoners face discrimination, violence, say frontline workers


Armand MacKenzie spent 15 years representing Indigenous offenders before he quit the practice.

MacKenzie, an Innu lawyer, said when an offender showed up for a court appearance at the Sept-Îles courthouse on Quebec's North Shore, he'd face a room filled with white people: the judge, the constable, the prosecutor and the support staff.

''I felt like a player in the business, like another person contributing to the misery people were going through,'' MacKenzie told CBC's Quebec AM.


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