This is a powerful episode & is part of the update to the Guardian's Deaths Inside database by Lorena @callapilla & @NickEvershed . Every person in this country should read the below article, but I'll thread some key facts below…
According to our analysis, Indigenous people who died in custody were more likely to not have been charged with any crime ( with 54% of deaths occuring while on remand, in protective custody, or while being arrested or pursued)
For both Indigenous & non-Indigenous people, the most common cause of death was medical issues, followed by self-harm. However, Indigenous people who died in custody were 3 times as likely to not receive all required medical care, when compared to non-Indigenous people.
Indigenous women were less likely to have received all appropriate medical care prior to their death (54%) compared with men (36%)
Agencies such as police watch-houses, prisons and hospitals failed to follow all of their own procedures in 43% of cases where Indigenous people died, compared with 19% of cases for non-Indigenous people
The use of force in deaths in custody was similar between both Indigenous and non-Indigenous deaths, however for the 21 Indigenous deaths in custody where force was used, agencies failed to follow all of their own procedures in 62% of cases, compared with 39% for others
As Lorena says on the podcast "the elephant in the room is systemic racism. I think there's this assumption that we belong behind bars, that we are an inherently criminal people... whereas time and time again... people are dying because of systemic neglect."

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