Deaths in Custody: 25 years after the royal commission, we've gone backwards

Melbourne University Press
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50 Standout articles from Australia's top thinkers, 2016, pp. 91 - 94
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This week marks 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody tabled its national report. With five volumes of research, investigative accounts of 99 deaths in custody, and 339 recommendations, the report was meant to be a blueprint for reducing the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous Australians and deaths in custody. But a quarter of a century later, the situation is actually worse.
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