Indigenous incarceration

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‘Overjoyed’: family of Wayne Fella Morrison hail South Australian spit hood ban
Bill passes ahead of five-year anniversary of Indigenous man’s death in custody after being restrained in prison

Royce Kurmelovs

18, Nov, 2021 @4:45 AM

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First Nations people are controlled by the criminal system under the guise of protection | Carly Stanley for IndigenousX
Policies that continue to disproportionately inflict violence and disruption on First Nations people show we are still a penal colony

Carly Stanley for IndigenousX

04, Nov, 2021 @4:27 AM

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So many Indigenous Australians are arrested and jailed, but this doesn’t solve anything | Ash Dahlstrom for Indigenous X
Heavily policing our communities does not reduce crime or combat poverty. It just results in overrepresentation in prisons – and stigmatisation

Ash Dahlstrom for IndigenousX

01, Nov, 2021 @3:16 AM

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Teenagers ‘charged for petty crimes’ locked up in NSW because of homelessness, report says
Last year hundreds of highly vulnerable adolescents were detained before sentencing because they had nowhere else to go, peak youth homelessness body finds

Cait Kelly

07, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Nothing happened’ in van, say prison guards involved in restraint of Wayne Fella Morrison before his death
Family calls for fresh inquiry into death in custody of 29-year-old as three-year inquest concludes

Royce Kurmelovs

01, Oct, 2021 @6:55 AM

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Family of Wayne Fella Morrison call for new inquiry into his death in custody
South Australian coronial inquest into Indigenous man’s death nears conclusion without hearing from witnesses to his final moments in prison van

Royce Kurmelovs

28, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Spit hood ban passes South Australian parliament five years after Indigenous man’s death
Controversial restraint will be criminalised after state’s upper house backs bill with unanimous support

Royce Kurmelovs

23, Sep, 2021 @2:49 AM

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Indigenous inmate sues ACT government over ‘vile and racist’ image allegedly drawn by prison staff
Lawyers say whiteboard image of man hanging was a ‘disrespectful, degrading and hurtful parody’

Christopher Knaus and Lorena Allam

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Family of Aboriginal teenager who died in custody say lawyers not allowed to dial in to inquest
Some of Mr Yeeda’s family’s legal team unable to attend in person due to hard border

Calla Wahlquist

03, Sep, 2021 @3:28 AM

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‘Tragic on many levels’: Queensland ambulance service apologises after death of Indigenous man
Noomba, 39, died in 2018 after being detained outside his Townsville home by police with paramedics in attendance

Nino Bucci

22, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘We weren’t afforded dignity’: family had to phone authorities to ask if father had died
Frank Coleman was the ninth Aboriginal person to die in custody this year. His family first heard he’d been found ‘unresponsive’ via Facebook

Lorena Allam

14, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Family of Aboriginal man who died in custody say Covid restrictions prevented them visiting him
Frank ‘Gud’ Coleman’s family and the Aboriginal Legal Service are demanding answers after his death in Sydney’s Long Bay jail

Lorena Allam

13, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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