Longer waits for parole disadvantage aboriginal offenders: report – The Globe and Mail

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Longer waits for parole disadvantage aboriginal offenders: report – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015357 Views

Jun. 14, 2015

The vast majority of aboriginal offenders in federal prison are held long past the date they become eligible for parole, giving them less time under supervised release and – by the government’s own calculations – shrinking their chances of success at living a free life again.

Almost 85 per cent of aboriginal inmates are held until federal authorities have little choice but to release them, according to a new report from the Public Safety Ministry, which is responsible for corrections.

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