'National travesty': report shows one third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous - 2020-01-22

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F345.png 'National travesty': report shows one third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous January 22, 2020, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian

More than 30% of inmates in Canadian prisons are Indigenous – even though aboriginal people make up just 5% of the country's population, according to new figures released by a federal watchdog.

In a scathing report published on Tuesday, the correctional investigator of Canada, Dr Ivan Zinger, described Indigenous overrepresentation in the country's jails and prisons as "nothing short of a national travesty".

The figure is highest in the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where Indigenous people make up 54% of the prison population. Quebec had the lowest proportion of aboriginal prisoners, but at 15% the group was still dramatically overrepresented.

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{{cite news | first = Leyland | last = Cecco | title = 'National travesty': report shows one third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous | url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/22/one-third-canada-prisoners-indigenous-report | work = The Guardian | date = January 22, 2020 | accessdate = June 7, 2020 }}