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Province says 75 per cent of inmates in Sask. jails are Indigenous – larongeNOW

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202022 Views

Feb 05, 2020

New information from the Ministry of Corrections and Policing show that three-quarters of people incarcerated in Saskatchewan correctional facilities are Indigenous.

Although the government recently released that statistic, it’s not news to Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand, who works with correctional centres to establish programs designed to rehabilitate and educate incarcerated First Nations people.

“I’ve been aware of it now for probably the last few years,” he said.

“I’m working with the correctional centres to establish some programs to basically try to rehabilitate them while they are incarcerated to really work on the cultural programming, education, employment and family case plans to help the individual have a chance of succeeding when they are released.”

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