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Indigenous suicide in custody: ‘How have lives just slipped away?’

Guardian Australia has uncovered 20 suicides since 2008.

Each death should have been prevented

  • Jack Banister
  • The Guardian

Megan Williams was in her last year at school when the findings of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody were released in 1991.

Bani 1aThe Wiradjuri woman, now an academic at the University of Technology, Sydney, remembers feeling “so confused that people could die in state care”.

“I was a student grappling with that injustice, but never thinking that would be a part of my own family’s story,” Williams tells…

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