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NATIVE AFFAIRS - Locking Up Māori

By Kim Webby, Native Affairs

A Department of Corrections spokesman admits the justice system is stacked against Māori. Māori make up 14 percent of the population. Yet, the current statistics are 51% of male prisoners are Māori and 57% of female prisoners are Māori. As a group, Māori have one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the developed world.

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