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Indigenous prisoners still at risk

Indigenous prisoners still at risk

Updated 12 May 2014, 9:37 AEST

An evaluation of Australian prisons has found much more needs to be done to improve the safety of indigenous inmates, and to help them rehabilitate.

Indigenous people make up 27 per cent of the prison population, and that figure continues to rise.

Adelaide University researcher Elizabeth Grant has revisited the recommendations made after Australia's Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 23 years ago.

And she found that many of the recommendations have never been implemented.

Presenter: Caroline Winter

Speaker: Elizabeth Grant, researcher, Adelaide University

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