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released: 5 Jul 2012 author: AIHW media release

This bulletin 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

ISBN 978-1-74249-317-6; Cat. no. AUS 158; 26pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Findings
    • Prevalence of mental health issues among prison entrants
    • Associations between poor mental health and other factors
    • Prison mental health services
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Related publications
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. The mental health of prison entrants in Australia: 2010. AIHW bulletin no. 104. Cat. no. AUS 158. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422201>.

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