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Who does Australia lock up?

Seriously Social

2023

In this podcast, Professor Eileen Baldry makes the point that some member of the Australian community are more likely to be incarcerated than others:

"Aboriginal people form 3% of the population. So, what we are talking about here is that all of these steps, being in out-of-home care, being removed from your family, experiencing violence in your family, ... and in many instances, continuing to experience violence in out-of-home care… All of these things add up to making a person highly vulnerable to being managed by the police."

Also on the podcast is Justen Thomas who was institutionalised as a small child, homeless and in jail for not paying fines as a teenager, and now is an advocate for those with similar experiences.

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