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Aboriginal deaths in prison 1980 to 1998: national overview

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0817-8542

Abstract

Data from the Deaths in Custody Monitoring Program is examined to determine Aboriginal custodial mortality since 1980. The paper compares national Aboriginal and non Aboriginal deaths during the 1980s and 1990s, with particular attention to suicide in prison. Data on the manner of Aboriginal deaths in prison is also considered.

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Dalton V & Edwards R. 1999. Aboriginal deaths in prison 1980 to 1998: national overview. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 131. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi131