The Problem With Indigenous Health Care In Prisons

Three decades ago The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report recommended additional funding for better health services for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison. 

As the healthcare system continues to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and the incarceration rate remain higher than non-indigenous Australians. How many deaths in custody could be prevented if the government paid more attention to providing adequate healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prisons?

To provide some insight into the issue, Associate Professor Megan Williams, Assistant Director and Research Lead for the National Centre for Cultural Competence at University of Sydney joined The Daily Show.


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