Located on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Biloela was established in 1871 to deal with “street arabs’’, a term used to describe orphans and homeless children. The school has a dark history that includes rape, beatings, arson and riots. Picture: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.
25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its recommendations, the rate of Indigenous deaths in prison remain relatively stagnant. Here's a breakdown of statistics, to help make sense of the nation's progress, or lack of, in this area.