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15.11.15

Trudeau tells Wilson-Raybould he wants fewer Indigenous people in prisons - APTN National NewsAPTN National News: To achieve this Trudeau has instructed Wilson-Raybould to review all changes to the criminal justice system under the former Stephen Harper government with particular attention paid to the use of restorative justice programs geared towards Indigenous people according to his mandate letter issued Friday afternoon.

The mandate letter gave broad strokes of what he expects of Wilson-Raybould, the first Indigenous Justice minister.

Restorative justice programs focus on connecting Indigenous people with their culture and other initiatives, with less attention on putting them in prison or jail.


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