Settler colonialism incarcerates indigenous peoples: Elizabeth Grant, ‘Designing Carceral Environments for Indigenous Prisoners: A Comparison of Approaches in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The US and Greenland’, Advancing Corrections, 1, 2016, pp. 26-47
Abstract: The high incarceration rate of people from Indigenous cultures is a worldwide phenomenon. Disproportionately high numbers of Indigenous people are confined in prisons as a legacy of forced colonisation. There is a capacity for the design of prison facilities to have an impact on the prisoners’ experiences and outcomes. This paper will examine some trends and recent projects in the design of prison facilities for Indigenous prisoners in the US, Canada, Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat). It reflects on the important considerations and summarises eight key considerations for the design of carceral environments for Indigenous peoples.
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