CAAMA News 7-02-2020

6th Feb 2020

As the nation continues to address the growing and massive over representation of First Nations Peoples in jail… .a disturbing acknowledgement from the Northern Territory reveals many inmates feel safer in prison than they do in their own communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners made up 28% of the total adult prisoner population….with Western Australia leading the way and the Northern Territory not too far behind.

NT Corrections Commissioner Scott McNairn told CAAMA radio he has a clear objective of what needs to be done to reduce the rates of Aboriginal incarceration.