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Ottawa pledges $10 million to alleviate overincarceration of Indigenous

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

The federal government is spending $10 million over the next five years to to help previously incarcerated Indigenous people heal, rehabilitate and find good jobs.

Mark Holland, parliamentary secretary for the minister of Public SafetyThe program, known as the Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative (ICCI), is just one of the steps Ottawa is taking to reduce the number of Indigenous people behind bars.

“We know that Indigenous people are incredibly over-represented in our correctional system. On a global basis, even though Indigenous people only make up about...