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Native Youth in Hawai’i Detention Center

Meda Chesney-Lind & Brian Bilsky –

Native Hawaiian Youth in Hawai’i Detention Center: Colonialism and Carceral Control –

Findings and Calls to Justice with a Focus on Indigenous Girls and Youth in Canada



This research paper by Meda Chesney-Lind and Brian Bilsky explores how the carceral system of Hawai’i has been shaped by its colonization by the United States government. Addressing racial disparities and the overpolicing of Hawaiians, the authors also discuss the wider implications of their findings.

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Native Hawaiian Youth in Hawai’i Detention Center_ Colonialism and Carceral Control

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