Canadian Prisons Failing Aboriginal Population

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 8.22.29 PMCurrently, aboriginal people make up 4 per cent of Canada’s population yet they make up 23 per cent of the federal prison population – more than 3,400 in all.

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Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 8.27.00 PM“In other words, while aboriginal people in Canada comprise just four per cent of the population, in federal prisons nearly one in four is Métis, Inuit, or First Nations,” Sapers said.

Read Full Story here: http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/social-issues/new-watchdog-report-says-federal-prison-system-is-failing-this-countrys-aboriginal-people.html

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