7 Existing Laws That Can Cripple the Lives of Black People Around the World

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mandatory sentencing in australia

Australia Mandatory Sentence Laws

In 1997, mandatory sentencing laws were introduced by the Northern Territory in Australia. The three strikes and out policy raised incarceration rates of women and the Black indigenous people of Australia by 216 percent in the first year.

Men were 57 percent more likely to be locked up and 67 percent more likely if they were indigenous.

The mandatory sentencing laws sparked debate of the laws being discriminative (indirectly) as indigenous people are over-represented in the crime statistics in the Northern Territory.