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Nearly half of youth incarcerated across Canada are Indigenous: Statistics Canada

hi-bc-120604-prison-cellsby , Globe and Mail, June 24, 2018

Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism.

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population. Read the rest of this entry

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