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Over-representation of Indigenous people in federal prisons reaches 'disturbing' historic high

 

January 22, 2020



The over-representation of Indigenous people in federal custody has reached a new historic high, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Office of the Correctional Investigator.

In the statement, Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger described the continuing trend of the increasing number and proportion of Indigenous people in federal prisons as "disturbing" and called for bold and urgent actions from corrections and government.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-overrepresentation-prison-oci-statement-1.5434712

 

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