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EBCunningham, BHajarizadeh, Bretana NA, Amin J, Betz-Stablein B, Dore GJ, Luciani F, Teutsch S, Dolan K, Lloyd AR, Grebely J (2017)

Ongoing incident hepatitis C virus infection among people with a history of injecting drug use in an Australian prison setting, 2005-2014: The HITS-p study.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; 24(9): 733-741

Hafekost K, Lawrence D, O'Leary C, Bower C, Semmens J, Zubrick SR (2017)

Maternal alcohol use disorder and risk of child contact with the justice system in Western Australia: a Population Cohort Record Linkage Study.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; 41(8): 1452-1460

Scott R (2017)

Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder: diminished responsibility and mitigation of sentence.

Australasian Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(

Wilson H, Brener L, Jackson LC, Saunders V, Johnson P, Treloar C (2017)

HCV knowledge among a sample of HCV positive Aboriginal Australians residing in New South Wales.

Psychology, Health & Medicine; 22(5): 625-632


Johnston I, Shahid S, Schlumpp A, Wilkins S (2015)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The health of Australia's prisoners 2015 is the 4th report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the 'national prison health indicators'. These indicators were developed to help monitor the health of prisoners, and inform and evaluate the planning, delivery, and quality of prison health services across Australia. The report includes information on:

  • prison health services
  • demographic information of prisoners
  • socioeconomic factors of prisoners, including cultural background, detention history, education levels, employment, housing, and family
  • mental health status
  • levels of self-harm
  • health conditions, including communicable diseases, chronic conditions, self-assessed health status, and women's health
  • disability
  • substance use, including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

The report includes substantial coverage of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Saulo DR (2015)

Infectious diseases among marginalised populations.

Master of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Prisoner health services in Australia 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Carroll M, Kinner SA, Heffernan EB (2014)

Medication use and knowledge in a sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 142-146

Daley GM, Russell DB, Tabrizi SN, Twin J, McBride WJH (2014)

Mycoplasma genitalium and its resistance to azithromycin in incarcerated men from Far North Queensland.

Sexual Health; 11(6): 587-589


Butler T, Malacova E, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2013)

Sexual behaviour and sexual health of Australian prisoners.

Sexual Health; 10(1): 64-73

Iversen J, Maher L (2013)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2008-2012: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute


Douglas H, Hammill J, Russell EA, Hall W (2012)

Judicial views of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Queensland's criminal justice system.

Journal of Judicial Administration; 21(3): 178-188

Howard D (2012)

Presentation to the Victorian Bar Association on Indigenous hearing loss and the criminal justice system.

: Phoenix Consulting

This video recording provides advice for those working within the criminal justice system for improving communication with people who have hearing loss or other listening problems. Dr Damien Howard's presentation to the Victorian Bar explains how hearing loss impacts on justice and offender rehabilitation.

Key aspects of improving communication include:

  • preparing people for the criminal justice process
  • allowing people to tell the story in their own way
  • informing people of topic changes
  • watching for facial and body language cues to misunderstanding
  • avoiding jargon and technical terms
  • using amplification devices, as appropriate
  • avoiding judgements of intelligence and honesty on the basis of speaking capacity.
The video has also been converted into audio only and is available from the link below.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Vanderpoll T, Howard D (2012)

Massive prevalence of hearing loss among Aboriginal inmates in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(28): 3-7

Last updated: 1 February 2018
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