We had looked at how many indigenous women offenders in general overall, over the last three years, were assigned to higher levels of security. We found, in general, that indigenous women offenders were held at higher levels of security on average than non-indigenous women offenders.
When we brought that to CSC, they told us that indigenous women and indigenous men in general pose higher security risks, and that's how the tool rates their security risk. It looks at factors like age at first offence and whether there was violence involved in their offence. Those are the factors it weighs in determining the security classification.
Our argument in the indigenous offenders audit, which looked at that, stated that there should be other considerations used to weigh the results of the tool to consider the offender's aboriginal social history in order to identify alternatives to those higher security ratings.