Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison : Exploring Prison Health in Victoria to Improve Quality, Culturally Appropriate Health Care for Aboriginal People


This study focuses on prison health services in the adult prison system in Victoria and their relationship to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs). It includes an overview of Aboriginal imprisonment in Victoria and the healthcare provided to prisoners pre and post release. The study found no partnership between ACCHOs and prison health services, and found prison health service systems were not meeting cultural safety policy standards, despite Victorian Government policies requiring this. Successful models to improving health and mental health outcomes for Aboriginal prisoners are considered and a list of recommendations to improve health and mental health outcomes for Aboriginal prisoners are presented.

Copyright Information

The copyright for this publication belongs to the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc. Inquiries about using or reproducing the resource should be directed to the copyright holder. As stated in the resource : it may be reproduced in whole or in part for study or training purposes, or by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisations subject to an acknowledgement of the source and no commercial use or sale. Reproduction for other purposes or by other organisations requires the written permission of the copyright holder(s)