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Too many young people who’ve been in detention die prematurely. They deserve better

Young people in contact with the criminal justice system – be it under community-based orders or in youth detention – are among the most marginalised in our society.

And the health and health-care disadvantage faced by these young people may be evident for years.

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Our research found high levels of largely-preventable diseases and avoidable premature deaths for these young people in Australia.

This indicates inadequate health care both in youth detention and in the community.

It’s time we provided health care for people in youth detention that’s culturally safe and equivalent to what’s…

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