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Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health: revised edition

Posted on: 18 March, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
Related to Hepatitis Injury Social and emotional wellbeing Adolescents Offender health Alcohol use Illicit drug use

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2013)
Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health: revised edition
Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This report provides a comprehensive examination of Indigenous incarceration in Australia. The report provides details on:

  • prison-related health risks
  • characteristics of Indigenous prisoners and detainees and trend information about Indigenous incarceration
  • Indigenous substance use issues and how they interact with the justice system
  • reasons for over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the correctional system
  • intervention opportunities within the criminal justice system
  • issues for consideration, including Indigenous participation in diversion programs, access to health care while in the correctional system and after release, recidivism, cost of incarceration, and the suitability of programs
  • recommendations.

This report provides an update to the Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health report released in 2009.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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