The Northern Territory Corrections Commissioner says the Territory is not in a good spot as far as the massive over representation of Aboriginal people in its jails. He says what has happened previously has not worked and things need to change.
Scott McNairn, who started as N.T .Corrections Commissioner in October last year has had a decorated career in both the army and correctional services and was former director of operations for private prison company Serco at the Mt Eden prison in Auckland.
Commissioner McNairn says key statistical data says The Northern Territory has the worst rate of incarceration and the second highest rates of imprisonment of Aboriginal people.
Speaking on CAAMA Radio Commissioner Mc Nairn says while he has identified key issues which need to address the massive over representation of Aboriginal people - it has to be a whole of government approach if it is to work.
Commissioner McNairn spoke with Paul Wiles .
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