Jailing is Failing

The Justice Reform Initiative reports that in 2018, First Nations peoples, who make up 3% of Australia’s population, accounted for 28% of the adult prison population! Worse still, whilst only 5% of young people (age 10-17) are First Nations people, they make up 59% of youth in detention. The findings of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody have still not been fully implemented after 30 years. Sign the petition calling on government to end over-incarceration and collaborate to develop and implement evidence-based policies.

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

Warning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Support – If you require support, please contact 13 9276 (YARN) or The Healing Foundation.

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