New NITV documentary reveals the hard truth of Australia’s ‘Incarceration Nation’
Content Warning: This article contains subject matter that some readers may find distressing.
Every day, thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia wake up behind the bars of the country’s prisons. Children live out their childhood in juvenile detention centres, hundreds of kilometres away from their family. Families continue to fight for justice and accountability for the deaths of their once imprisoned relatives, while the calls for solutions which empower Indigenous Australians to drive the change needed get louder.
Told by First Nations people; experts, academics and those impacted by the justice system, documentary Incarceration Nation lays bare the story of the continued systemic injustice and inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on their own land.