Indigenous incarceration in the ACT

At the time of writing, there were 383 people locked up in the ACT prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centres. While a quarter of those incarcerated identify as Indigenous, the ABS estimates that only 1.9% of the ACT population is Indigenous. In January, the ACT Council of Social Services and Winunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services released a joint statement expressing concern at the high representation of Indigenous people in the AMC.Continue readingIndigenous incarceration in the ACT