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Prison deaths 1980-97: national overview and state trends

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

During the period 1980 to 1997 seven hundred and nineteen people have died in Australia's prisons, with 1996-1997 seeing the largest increase in the number of deaths. Data presented in this paper highlight some of the notable jurisdictional differences, including comparisons between death rates for both indigenous and non-indigenous people.

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Dalton V. 1998. Prison deaths 1980-97: national overview and state trends. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 81. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi081