Too many Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system condemned

Image: The Young man from Kamilaroi, publik 15 on, photo taken Feb. 24,2004.

2011 Legal Justice Award recipient John Mackenzie has condemned the lack of action on Aboriginal deaths in custody, saying that number of Indigenous young people in the criminal justice system has risen by 3-fold in recent years. John Mackenzie received the highest honour from the annual Legal Justice awards in NSW recently and was the principal solicitor for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He’s told reporter Annamarie Reyes that 30 years after the Commission’s inception, few of its recommendations have been implemented.


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