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  • Locked Up and Locked Out in Australia
  • By: Russell Marks
  • Narrated by: David Soncin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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How and why Australia's legal system fails Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated people on the planet. Indigenous men are fifteen times more likely to be locked up than their non-Indigenous counterparts; Indigenous women are twenty-one times more likely.

Featuring vivid case studies and drawing on a deep sense of history, Black Lives, White Law explores Australia's extraordinary record of locking up First Nations people. It examines Australia's system of criminal justice–the web of laws and courts and police and prisons–and how that system interacts with First Nations people and communities. How is it that so many are locked up? Why have imprisonment rates increased in recent years? Is this situation fair? Almost everyone agrees that it's not. And yet it keeps getting worse.

In this groundbreaking book, Russell Marks investigates Australia's incarceration epidemic. What would happen if the institutions of Australian justice received the same scrutiny to which they routinely subject Indigenous Australians?

‘Such a powerful and compelling exposé of how the so-called justice system actually does absolutely nothing for either offenders or victims.'–OLGA HAVNEN

‘Russell Marks' book is a timely reminder that law is politics and that it is seared into the bodies of First Nations people.'–KATE AUTY

©2022 Russell Marks (P)2022 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A must read for all Australians

Thanks for an amazing book. A lot of truth telling in this book. Recommend highly.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.