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Blog post from Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise only 3 per cent of the Australian population, but make up 28 per cent of the total prison population and are imprisoned at a rate 14 times higher than other Australians. They are also much more likely to be victims of crime.

This video shares a personal story that shows the difference an alternative approach to justice can offer, especially when considering the effect imprisonment of a parent has on a child.

You can find information on Prisoners and Families from the Australian Institute of Family Studies website.

For more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues you can read the Hot Topics issue First Australians available on the Find Legal Answers website.