Thursday, March 7, 2013

Aboriginal people make up 4 per cent of the Canadian population yet comprise 23 per cent of the prisoners in federal corrections institutions. And aboriginal offenders are more likely to serve more of their sentence behind bars, be held in segregation or with maximum security populations and be disproportionately prone to self-injury while in prison.



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The Rat said...

I read stories like this and I am at a loss as to what the writers think the answer is. It's as if they think that prisoners are just randomly grabbed from society and somehow aboriginals are over-represented. It's like there is no realization that every person in prison actually committed a crime. So yes, aboriginals have rougher lives on reserves and have been discriminated against and we really should be providing resources to help break the cycle of crime. That doesn't mean individual aboriginals should not serve time when they commit crimes. And if aboriginals are over-represented it's not some random chance it's because each individual aboriginal in prison has committed a crime requiring prison time. The same goes for black offenders who are also over-represented in prison.

What I am saying is we have to treat offenders as individuals. Treating them as a group and trying to make prison representative of society as a whole ignores the fact that individuals commit crimes.

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