Mental health and breaking the cycle (Journey 6) - infographic 1

Infographic

  • 50% of men and 67% of women are unemployed in the 6 months before incarceration, with 30% of men and 44% of women unemployed for 5 years or more
  • 63% of men and 40% of women were drinking alcohol at hazardous/harmful levels in the year before prison
  • 60% of women and 37% of men in NSW prisons were emotionally, psychologically or sexually abused before the age of 16
  • Nearly 1/3 of adult male inmates were placed in out-of-home care before the age of 16
  • Almost half of all inmates are also a parent of a child under 16 years of age
  • 18% of inmates had at least one parent in prison during their childhood
  • 1 in 4 young indigenous males aged 10-19 are processed through the criminal courts every year.

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Please reference this infographic as 
NSW Mental Health Commission (2014). Living Well: Putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW. Journey 6 infographic 1. Sydney, NSW Mental Health Commission.

References

  • Butler, T. and L. Milner (2003). 2001 New South Wales inmate health survey. Sydney, Corrections Health Service.
  • Indig, D., L. Topp, B. Ross, H. Mamoon, B. Border, S. Kumar and M. McNamara (2010). 2009 NSW inmate health survey: Key findings report. Sydney, Justice Health Sydney.
  • Weatherburn, D., L. Snowball and B. H. Hunter (2006). “Economic and Social Factors Underpinning Indigenous Contact with the Justice System: Results from the 2002 NATSISS Survey, The.” BOCSAR NSW Crime and Justice Bulletins: 16.

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