Indigenous incarceration

This keyword collection was initiated by Monica La Macchia, as part of her internship with APO in 2016. It includes resouces on APO and an Introduction that presents some of the key themes and factors associated with rates of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system in Australia.  Monica's 2016 introduction to the issue can be accessed directly here >

Audio program
6 December 2016

The author of a scathing report about the Territory's corrections system has finished his second day of evidence at public hearings this week, saying that continued departmental dysfunction will...

15 November 2016

This scathing report on the Northern Territory’s correctional system calls for a complete overhaul to address a ‘devastating’ crisis unfolding for Indigenous Australians.

Briefing paper
17 October 2016

A discussion of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration rates and subsequent policy responses must acknowledge and understand the history of disadvantage that surrounds...

11 August 2016

This paper updates Dalton’s (1999) national overview of self-inflicted deaths, which analysed data from the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP)...

27 July 2016

This article examines recent Indigenous incarceration rates in Australia.

Audio program
12 April 2016

This week marks twenty five years since the release of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody.

Journal article
5 February 2016

How ATSILS play an important role in addressing Indigenous over-representation in Australian prisons.

18 January 2016

This article argues that the paperless arrests regime is just another brick in the wall of the Northern Territory’s obsession with mass incarceration.

Journal article
2 August 2015

Discusses the complex interrelationship between individualised justice and Indigenous circumstances in the sentencing of Indigenous offenders.

31 July 2015

Governments have ignored a new report exposing appalling rates of young Indigenous people in detention, but a new response is attracting growing support.