Homeless people are over-represented in Australia’s prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless.
- Sophie Russell
- The Conversation
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
Data from the Australia Institute of Health and Welfare and the New South Wales Justice Health Survey highlight both the over-representation of homeless people inside prisons and the absence of accommodation services for them on their release.
Over the past five years in NSW, the…