WA man becomes fifth Indigenous person to die in custody since start of March

WA man becomes fifth Indigenous person to die in custody since start of March

The Guardian

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The spate of Aboriginal deaths in custody has been denounced by senator Pat Dodson as a ‘scandal’

An Indigenous inmate at Perth’s Casuarina prison has died in hospital, adding to a recent spate of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

The fifth death since the beginning of March involves a 45-year-old male inmate at Western Australia’s main maximum-security prison.

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