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Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health

Posted on: 29 July, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 3, July 2009 - September 2009
Related to Health Justice

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2009)
Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health.
Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This report summarises the health risks for Indigenous detainees, as well as the possible reasons for their over representation in the prison population. The report contains long-term and short term recommendations, developed specifically for Indigenous offenders within the community and the corrections system, in order to reduce their high level of incarceration and to improve their health and wellbeing. The aim is also to aid the re-integration of Indigenous prisoners and juvenile detainees.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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