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Increasing numbers of inmate separations from Australian prisons

Kristy A Martire and Sarah Larney
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (2): 110.
doi:
10.5694/mja11.11321

To the Editor: In 2009, we calculated that an estimated 50 405 prison inmate separations occurred in Australia in the 2007–08 financial year,1 and argued that the significant mortality risks associated with release from custody necessitated accurate and routine dissemination of such information. We believe this is still required, and that reporting the

Kristy A Martire, Lecturer1
Sarah Larney, Senior Research Officer2
1 School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
2 Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, Justice Health, Sydney, NSW.
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