The risk of transmission of COVID-19 in prisons has been a concern requiring immediate action across the country. A new report by Change the Record Coalition makes clear the treatment of First Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak is not the same as for non-Indigenous Australians.
First Nations people are particularly at risk of infection, due to:
the overcrowding in prisons
lack of sanitation and hygiene (as identified by the Supreme Court of Victoria)
systemic racism and discrimination in the provision of health care in prisons
chronic health issues of First Nations people.
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