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Data gaps mean Indigenous incarceration rates may be even worse than we thought

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Aboriginal Australians Indigenous peoples Prison sentences Indigenous incarceration Australia
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Cape York Institute senior policy adviser, Shireen Morris, told the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program recently that the incarceration rate of Indigenous people has doubled since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody twenty-five years ago.

That statement is true, but gaps in the data suggest the problem may be even worse than the official statistics suggests.

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