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The jail divide in Australia

Australia, the country where you can be 'too privileged' to go to jail

This is the story of two Australian men, both 27, drunk and in trouble with the law. Their respective treatment neatly encapsulates a tale of two Australias

More at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/26/too-privileged-jail-lawyer-australia


tl;dr version. One chap glasses someone, serves no time in jail. Another chap taken into "protective custody" for being drunk, and dies in jail.

Do we need to mention something so apparently superficial as skin colour?
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