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Prison Issues

Prison Issues

Drugs & Prisoner Health

The New South Wales Corrections Health Service (CHS) estimates that about 80% of prisoners have been imprisoned for offences related to legal or illegal drug use or committed whilst under their influence.


Drug Use in Prison
Justice Action raises concerns about improper medication and treatments…

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Beyond Bars 10

Intellectual disability & the criminal justice system

Beyond Bars - Fact Sheet 10
People with an intellectual disability are being drawn into the criminal justice system at an alarming rate. People with intellectual disability make up between 1 and 3% of the general population, but represent…

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Inside Story - Prison Health

Inside Story - Prison Health

I can speak from first hand experience about the lack of health care within the prison service, albeit from the perspective of the much over populated female estate.

The job of being a prison doctor is hard. Many inmates are drug users or self harmers. They pull fast ones to get legal…

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Sex & Health

 

The Laws of the Australian Government recognise that a person's capacity to access health services is not compromised by reason of imprisonment and that all people have a basic right to health. This recognition is evidenced in Australia's international treaty obligations.

There is little…

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Report Extracts

EXTRACTS FROM PRISON REPORTS ON SMUGGLING OF CONTRABAND AND ATTITUDE OF PRISONERS TO A PRISON NSP

Burnet Report:
External component of the evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within the Alexander Maconochie Centre Final Report, April 2011

(Burnet…

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Just Us article

 

Just Us September 2005 Vol:2 Issue 1

TIME FOR BLUE AND GREEN TO COME TOGETHER OVER HEP C

Australia’s government and community health organisations have reason to be proud over how they faced the threat of HIV/AIDS together in the 1980s. Officials, health workers and activists worked to…

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