The data which forms the basis of this study were provided by the corrective services departments. This report, therefore, is based on 'official' characterisations of causes of death. It was not possible, for obvious practical reasons, to contact friends and relatives of the deceased to determine if there is, in fact, another side to the 'story' presented in this report. The authors join in recommending such a study.
A national study of deaths in Australian prisons
Australian Institute of Criminology