Medical and Scientific: Jail health service ‘can’t keep up with rising cohort’

05 Apr 2021 - Medical and Scientific

The state’s inmates are prematurely ageing up to 15 years faster than the rest of the population, according to a new report that warns health services are struggling to keep pace with the ballooning prison population. The report also found some inmates are refusing treatment for life-threatening conditions, including cancer, to avoid being transferred to a maximum security facility at Long Bay.

Sydney Morning Herald; 05/04/2021; Page 5