- 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.
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- 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.