Thursday, 5 July 2012

The mental health of prison entrants (AIHW)

The mental health of prison entrants in Australia: 2010 reports on the mental health of prison entrants, based on data from the 2010 National Prisoner Health Census. In 2010:

* Nearly one third of prison entrants reported that they had mental health issues (a rate 2.5 times higher than the general population)
* 16% of prison entrants took medication for mental health issues
* 3 in 4 prison entrants who were taking mental health medication also used illicit drugs during the previous 12 months

Media release

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