Incarceration does not seem to be reaching the societal core of the problem and yet, while the federal government may have already stumbled upon a holistic solution, they appear hesitant to put it into practice.
Yet the issue of aboriginal inmates is at a breaking point, and something has to be done.
A special report released this week by the Office of the Correctional Investigator says the federal prison population is 23 per cent aboriginal, while the community makes up just four per cent of Canada's overall population.
That 23 per cent population rate has increased from 14 per cent just six years ago, suggesting the problem is getting worse. Aboriginal inmates were also found to be less likely to be granted parole and more likely to re-offend.
"Aboriginal-specific legislative provisions are chronically under-funded, under-utilized and unevenlyRead More »from Are healing lodges the answer to aboriginal prison overrepresentation?