- People in NSW with a mental health disorder are 3 to 9 times more likely to be in prison than their non-disabled counterparts in the general population
- Young people in NSW with mental health disorders and/or cognitive impairment are at least 6 times more likely to be in prison than young people without a disability in the general population
- Up to 65% of people living with mental illness reoffend within 2 years of release from prison
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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. A matter of justice infographic 1. Sydney, NSW Mental Health Commission.
- 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.
- McCausland, R., E. Baldry, S. Johnson and A. Cohen (2013). People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system: Cost-benefit analysis of early support and diversion. Sydney, University of New South Wales and PwC.