Unequal justice: Aboriginal and black inmates disproportionately fill Ontario jails | Toronto Star

Blacks and aboriginal people are overrepresented in Ontario’s youth and adult jails, with some staggering ratios that mirror those of blacks in American jails.

A Star analysis of Ontario jail data, obtained by University of Toronto doctoral candidate Akwasi Owusu-Bempah through freedom of information requests, shows:

• In Ontario, aboriginal boys aged 12 to 17 make up 2.9 per cent of the young male population. But in Ontario youth facilities they make up nearly 15 per cent of young male admissions. In other words, there are, proportionally, five times more aboriginal boys in the young male jail population than what they represent in the general young male population.

• For black boys, the proportion of jail admissions is four times higher.

via Unequal justice: Aboriginal and black inmates disproportionately fill Ontario jails | Toronto Star.

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One Comment on “Unequal justice: Aboriginal and black inmates disproportionately fill Ontario jails | Toronto Star”

  1. Joe Northpal says:

    Canada we can do better, Canada can be a leader, build more prisons and for every black incarcerated incarcerate a caucasian. Now this will boost the economy with more home grown jobs uneffected by off shore markets as well as creating a man power shortage that will allow the importation of more blacks. I am sure if most Canadians examine my proposal and we can count on the Canadian tradition of fair play to get this accomplished.


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