Health

Prisoners’ Rights to Access Health Services

The Laws of the Australian Government recognise that a person’s capacity to access health services is not compromised by reason of imprisonment and that all people have a basic right to health. This recognition is evidenced in Australia’s international treaty obligations. There is little doubt that prisoners are amongst the unhealthiest people in Australia. The …

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Drugs & Prisoner Health

The New South Wales Corrections Health Service (CHS) estimates that about 80% of prisoners have been imprisoned for offences related to legal or illegal drug use or committed whilst under their influence. Drug Use in PrisonJustice Action raises concerns about improper medication and treatments when these arise. Justice Action also supports calls for the use …

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Long Bay Patients Lockdown

The Victory for the Long Bay mental patients time out of cells isn’t over! Campaign report. It went to Parliament for an Urgency Debate on 12/11/08, and we had the majority. But Minister Hatzistergos’ promises were not kept. Media release 2nd Dec Patient statement Over recent weeks, concerns were expressed that there would be delays in the transfer of …

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Justice Action Report AMC PRISONERS’ CONSULTATION: November 8, 2011

Justice Action Report AMC PRISONERS’ CONSULTATION: November 8, 2011 This Report was prepared following an all day Consultation with Alexander Maconachie Centre(AMC) prisoners. It was conducted by community members with special experience and standing in the prisoner and general community. Participants were: Kat Armstrong, Robert Barco, Brett Collins, Kiki Korpinen, Christopher Puplick, and Julie Tongs. …

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