For 20 years, Jody Barney says she’s been visiting Australian jails to meet a section of the population neglected by the justice system.
Left in a strange house far from home, a young girl can sense that something is wrong, but not the reasons why. Later, as she and her family shift from one community to the next, she’ll come to understand why her father kept his children moving. The unique skills that Jody Barney learns along the way will shape her extraordinary work as an adult.
In the Northern Territory, 94 percent of Aboriginal people in prison have significant hearing loss. It’s often caused by childhood ear diseases that are common in remote communities. As a Royal Commission begins its enquiries, Jody realises she must speak out.
As heard on This is About.