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U of L professor reflects on high Indigenous prison population – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202067 Views

January 23, 2020

LETHBRIDGE — After a prison watchdog revealed Wednesday that 30 per cent of prisoners in federal custody are Indigenous peoples, a University of Lethbridge Indigenous governance and management professor Don McIntyre said he believes that’s a problem that needs to be fixed.

“Indigenous inmates are walking through a system which is not (built) for them,” said McIntyre.

McIntyre has also researched Indigenous legal theory and laws and is part of the Timiskaming First Nations Reserve.

Since 2010, the number of Indigenous prisoners has increased by 43.3 per cent while the non-Indigenous population has seen a decline of nearly 14 per cent.

Read More: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/u-of-l-professor-reflects-on-high-indigenous-prison-population-1.4781186

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