Indigenous prisoner numbers on the rise

Indigenous people only account for approximately five per cent of the Canadian population, but over 30 per cent of Canadian Federal prisoners are Indigenous. The numbers are even more concerning for the female community, at an alarming 42 per cent.

The correctional system seems unresponsive to the needs, histories and social realities behind high rates of Indigenous offending.

Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator

No government party has managed to reverse the tendency of Indigenous depiction in jails.

The Correctional Service of Canada tries to impact the time Indigenous offenders spend during their sentence. The service continues utilizing culturally active programs, ensuring a successful return to society.

Hayley Shirkey

One thought on “Indigenous prisoner numbers on the rise

  1. Well written, and an important aspect of our society that needs closer examination! Especially the aspect of utilizing culturally active problems…. Indigenous people need better access to supports that will benefit them!

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