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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women three times more likely to be jailed in Queensland – ABC News

The rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women being imprisoned more than triples in 15 years, according to a report by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory…

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The rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women being imprisoned has more than tripled in 15 years, according to a report by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.
Key points:

  • The Connecting the Dots report finds fewer First Nations offenders, but a higher chance for imprisonment
  • Elders believe community issues are linked to common offending
  • The report will advise policymakers on the over-representation of First Nations people in detention

Researchers examined 321,669 cases in Queensland…

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