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Increased incarceration of First Nations women is interwoven with the experience of violence and trauma

By Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Senior Fellow, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
Chay Brown, Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University
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There is a national incarceration crisis impacting First Nations women in Australia.

First Nations women are the fastest-growing prison population, constituting 37% of the female prison population, despite making up only 2% of Australia’s total population. The daily average number…


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