Prison health system buckles under pressure of deaths in custody | Law

Prison health system buckles under pressure of deaths in custody

Professor Chris Cuneen comments in The Sydney Morning Herald (8 November 2014) on the surge in the number of prison inmates dying in custody. 

State governments have directly contributed to the ageing of the prison population through tougher law and order policies, said Chris Cunneen, conjoint professor of criminology in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW. 

"More people are being sent to prison … the people that are sentenced to prison are sentenced for longer periods of time, and we know that parole is harder to get and easier to lose."

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