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Behind bars, an ongoing native crisis – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015311 Views

Jun. 15, 2015

Prisons are, by definition, grim places. For aboriginal Canadians there is a particular bleakness. The difference between them and other inmates in this country’s penal institutions is both striking and disturbing.

First Nations people are disproportionately represented in federal prisons – roughly 4 per cent of the population outside the walls, but roughly 25 per cent within them – and a new report from Public Safety Canada indicates they often stay inside appreciably longer than non-natives.

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