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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Poor healthcare in Victoria's jails a "major threat"

VICTORIAN prisoners face ''grossly inadequate'' mental healthcare, and high rates of hepatitis among prisoners pose a major threat to the public health system, according to an Ombudsman's report.

Ombudsman George Brouwer's report, tabled in Parliament last night, warned that high recidivism rates meant a significant impact on the wider community.

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