two decades too long #deathsincustody

The report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was released in April 1991.  In the 20 years since the Royal Commission’s 339 recommendations were handed down, 269 of our Aboriginal brothers and sisters have died while incarcerated.

Along with the deaths in Australia’s immigration detention centres, this loss of life strikes at the heart of any claim we have to be a decent, humane society.

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA and the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee of WA are holding a public event in Perth on Friday 15 April to mark the anniversary and to demand change – please see here for details.

Image: Indymedia.