Airdate: 101 East: Young, Black and Behind Bars

On Friday Al Jazeera English’s Asia-Pacific current affairs program 101 East will screen the first of a two part special investigation Young, Black and Behind Bars.

The story by Senior Correspondent Drew Ambrose looks at death in custody, raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14 and how high rates of youth incarceration impact upon Indigenous Australians, against the background of a Black Lives Matter movement that is resonating around the world.

Filmed in Western Australia, the state with the country’s highest rate of Aboriginal imprisonment, it features candid interviews with those caught up in the system including a 13-year-old Indigenous boy who was detained a dozen times last year.

The program also follows police patrols in remote outback communities and goes inside the state’s only youth jail.

“Young Black and Behind Bars – Part 1”
09:30am – Friday 30th October
20:30pm – Friday 30th October
14:30pm – Saturday 31st October
03:30am – Monday 2nd November
16.30pm – Monday 2nd November

“Young Black and Behind Bars – Part 2”
09:30am – Friday 6th November
20:30pm – Friday 6th November
14:30pm – Saturday 7th November
03:30am – Monday 9th November
16.30pm – Monday 9th November

The two-part episode will also be uploaded to Al Jazeera’s website at

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