Connect
MJA
MJA

Aboriginal incarceration: health and social impacts

Anthea Susan Krieg
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (10): 534-536.
  • Anthea Susan Krieg

  • Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: antheak@nunku.org.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

  • 1. Mental Health Council of Australia. Not for service: experiences of injustice and despair in mental health care in Australia. Canberra: Mental Health Council of Australia, 2005. Available at: http://www.mhca.org.au/notforservice (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 2. Butler T, Milner L. The 2001 New South Wales inmate health survey. Sydney: NSW Corrections Health Service, 2003. Available at: http://www.justicehealth.nsw.gov.au/2nd_level/pubs.html (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 3. Butler T, Allnut S. Mental illness among New South Wales’ prisoners. Sydney: NSW Corrections Health Service, 2003. Available at: http://www.justicehealth.nsw.gov.au/2nd_level/pubs.html (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 4. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prisoners in Australia, 2004. Canberra: ABS, 2004. (ABS Catalogue No. 4517.0.)
  • 5. Johnston E (Commissioner). Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, National report. Volumes 1 to 5. Canberra: AGPS, 1991. Available at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/rsjproject/rsjlibrary/rciadic (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 6. Australian Institute of Criminology. Australian crime facts and figures 2005. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2006. Available at: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/facts (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 7. Stern V. A sin against the future: imprisonment in the world. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 1998.
  • 8. International Centre for Prison Studies. Entire world — prison population rates per 100,000 of the national population. Available at: http://www.prisonstudies.org (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 9. Dodson M. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Fourth report 1996. Sydney: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 1996. Available at: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/Social_Justice/sj_reports.html#96 (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 10. Johnson H. Risk factors for drug use and offending. In: Drugs and crime: a study of incarcerated female offenders. Chapter 6. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2004. Available at: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/63 (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 11. Lawrie R. Speak out speak strong. Researching the needs of Aboriginal women in custody. Sydney: Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council, 2003. Available at: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/ajac.nsf/pages/reports (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 12. Stewart LM, Henderson CJ, Hobbs MS, et al. Risk of death after release from jail. Aust N Z J Public Health 2004; 28: 32-36.
  • 13. Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services. Guide to social security law. Section 3.1.4 Imprisonment, psychiatric confinement and prison release. Available at: http://www.facs.gov.au/guide/ssguide/314.htm (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 14. Baldry E, McDonnell D, Maplestone P, Peeters M. Ex-prisoners and accommodation: what bearing do different forms of housing have on social reintegration of ex-prisoners? Presented at Housing, crime and stronger communities conference. Australian Institute of Criminology. Melbourne, 6–7 May 2002. Available at: http://www.aic.gov.au/conferences/housing (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 15. Haggerty R. Ending homelessness in South Australia. Adelaide: Department of the Premier and Cabinet, 2005. Available at: http://thinkers.sa.gov.au/reports.html (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 16. Miller ER, Bi P, Ryan P. The prevalence of HCV antibody in South Australian prisoners. J Infect 2006. In press.
  • 17. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. National hepatitis C strategy 2005–2008. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, 2005. Available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/Hepatitis+C-1 (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 18. Blair EM, Zubrick RS, Cox AH; WAACHS Steering Committee. The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey: findings to date on adolescents. Med J Aust 2005; 183: 433-435. <MJA full text>
  • 19. Atkinson J. The transgenerational effects of trauma within Indigenous Australia. PhD thesis. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, 2002. (QUT 368/9.)
  • 20. New South Wales Department of Juvenile Justice. 2003 NSW young people in custody health survey. Key findings report. Sydney: Department of Juvenile Justice, 2003. Available at: http://www.djj.nsw.gov.au/publications.htm (accessed Apr 2006).

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.