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Court diversion in NSW for people with mental health problems and disorders Volume 13 Issue 7

David Greenberg, Ben Nielsen

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(7) 158 - 160 Published: 2002

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David Greenberg

Ben Nielsen


There are significantly higher prevalence rates of complex and severe mental health problems and disorders in correctional centres, both Australia-wide and internationally, compared to the general population. Recent evidence from the literature suggest that, in the United States, 6–15 per cent of people in remand prisons and 10–15 per cent in state prisons have a serious mental disorder.