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by National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee
||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 alcohol and other drug 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
This report provides an update to the Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health report released in 2009.
The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee was de-funded in 2014.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract