Failed laws and failed politics sees Aboriginal imprisonment numbers soar

Monday, March 20, 2017

Failed policies and aggressive policing by the Coalition government has seen the number of Aboriginal people in NSW prisons reach a tragic high. Figures obtained by the Greens show the number of Aboriginal people in NSW jails has grown 35% since the Coalition came into office in 2011.

In March 2011 there were 2,269 Aboriginal people in NSW jails representing 22.4 percent of the jail population. By the end of 2016 there were 3,059 Aboriginal people in jail representing 24.1 percent of all inmates.

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