Prisoner mortality post-release is a community health issue

SMH, 27 June 2016
Author: Nathanael Cooper
“More effort needs to be put into tracking the mortality rates of prisoners post-release from incarceration according to one Griffith University researcher. Professor Stuart Kinner used a range of data available to him to explore the post-release mortality rate of prisoners and found there was a high risk of preventable death in the first four weeks after leaving prison. The two major causes of post-release deaths in prisoners are illicit drug use and suicide.”
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