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Incarceration rates for Australia’s indigenous women skyrocket

Sydney (dpa) – Incarceration rates for indigenous women in Australia are “skyrocketing,” a new report released on Monday said, accusing the government of overlooking a “national crisis” that was causing immeasurable harm. The imprisonment rate of indigenous women has risen nearly 250 per cent since a 1991 report by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in…

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