Aboriginal Women Jail

Huge Spike In Aboriginal Women Behind Bars: Study

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Emily, an alcohol-addicted young Inuit woman racked by painful memories of sexual abuse, went to jail for manslaughter in 2009 — joining wh...

Aboriginal People Need Solutions, Not More Jail Time

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The unusually forceful language in the recent government report titled "Marginalized" underscores the abject failure of this government's simplistic and outdated "tough on crime" approach, particularly for Canada's Aboriginal population. Aboriginal peoples are 4 per cent of the Canadian population, but 20 per cent of the prison population. All Canadians must realize that it is in all of our interests -- in terms of public safety, cost and untapped human potential -- to heed the call of this report and take "aggressive action" to deal with this national disgrace.