Aboriginal deaths in custody still a problem, two decades on

Australian prisons are yet to implement key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, according to a new study.

Researcher Dr Elizabeth Grant analysed the ways prisons reacted to the Royal Commission’s findings, handed down more than two decades ago.

While Dr Grant acknolweged prisons had become somewhat safer for Aboriginal people through improved facilities and services, many areas still needed work. Among them were investing in better infrastructure and programs for Indigenous women and juveniles.

Read more at University of Adelaide