Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay on prisoner health

Source: Croakey.com. Author: Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz,

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, an epidemiologist working in chronic disease in Sydney’s west writes:

‘….There is strong evidence that improving the health of prisoners makes them less likely to reoffend. That has been demonstrated time and again. Prisoners who are treated for their blood-borne diseases (think HIV and hepatitis) do better on release than those who languish without care.’