PRISONS & MENTAL HEALTH
Week 8 – Primary Resources
Mental health issues ‘a train to jail’ for Indigenous Australians
A new study from the University of New South Wales found that hundreds of Indigenous Australians with mental health or cognitive disabilities are being warehoused in jails instead of being supported in the community.
Australia: End Solitary Confinement of Prisoners with Disabilities
People with disabilities in prisons across Australia are at serious risk of sexual and physical violence, and are disproportionately held in solitary confinement for 22 hours a day Prisoners with psychosocial disabilities – mental health conditions – or cognitive disabilities in particular can spend days, weeks, months, and sometimes even years locked up alone in detention or safety units. – EXCELLENT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2iqB6Nz7-Y (Published 7 Feb 2018)