From an episode of The MissionPresented by Daniel James

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The Mission: How Prisons Incubate Diseases And Injustices Faced By Indigenous Populations

Dr. Thalia Anthony is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology in Sydney and has recently written an article for The Guardian, where she explains the immanent risk that COVID-19 poses to Australian prison populations. Thalia tells Daniel how the rate of disease transmission in prison populations is about one hundred times greater than that of the general population. She also explains how those statistics, combined with the risks that Indigenous populations face within the prison system, demand a proactive approach from the government that we are yet to see.

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Listen to The Mission: How Prisons Incubate Diseases And Injustices Faced By Indigenous Populations16:597 April 2020