Young, Black and Behind Bars

Published on October 29, 2020 by

Across Australia, Indigenous people are disproportionately arrested and locked up – some as young as 10 years old.

In this special report, former inmates reveal what it is like to be imprisoned as a child.

As the Black Lives Matter Movement resonates across the globe and Indigenous Australians lead nationwide protests, families describe the heartbreak of losing a loved one to a life behind bars.

From outback communities to inside a youth jail, 101 East goes to the front lines of the criminal justice system in Western Australia, the state with the country’s highest rate of Indigenous incarceration.

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