2021 is the 30 year anniversary of the delivery of the findings of the Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Since March this year 5 number of Aboriginal people have died in custody across the country. Ending Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, reducing the over representation of Aboriginal people in custody, is still a demand for social movements in Australia.
With all this in the background, the coronial inquiry into the death of Aboriginal man, Wayne Fella Morrison, is currently underway in Adelaide. The inquest has exposed, yet again, the abhorrent and racist treatment of Aboriginal people in custody, and the deplorable lack of regard for their health and wellbeing.
Latoyo Rule is the sister of Wayne Morrison, she is a party in the coronial inquest, and she is an anti-carceral activist. She is the edition's guest on Accent of Women