Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

The families of those who have died in custody want to meet the Prime Minister. You can join their call by signing on to the petition, writes Kerry Smith.

Sydney protest against Black deaths in custody. Photo: Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans reports that First Nations activists and supporters rallied to mark the handing down 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

An Aboriginal man has died five days after attempting suicide at Casaurina prison, 35 kilometres south of Perth, just two months after another Aboriginal man killed himself at the same prison. He was found in his cell on October 28 and was taken to nearby Fiona Stanley Hospital, but died on November 2. His is the fourth Aboriginal death provisionally put down to be suicide by hanging at the prison since 2013. The families of each of those men are still waiting for the coroner to set the date for their respective inquests.
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