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Scales of N.S. justice system do not balance for Black, Indigenous people – TheChronicleHerald.ca

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The likelihood of spending time behind bars in Nova Scotia depends on the colour of your skin.

“About 40 to 45 per cent of the people we work with, our clients, our Black or Indigenous,” said Emma Halpern, executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia.

“That’s extraordinarily high,” Halpern said. “Of course, that’s who Elizabeth Fry is working with and not the numbers that Corrections may provide.”

Corrections or the provincial justice department could not provide updated numbers Monday but the statistics that do exist on their website are not positive.A Corrections in Nova Scotia key

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