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Prison mental health care 'ineffective' due to psychologist shortage: Auditor-General

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated March 2 2022 - 6:12am, first published 1:51am
The Alexander Maconochie Centre, Canberra's prison. Picture: Karleen Minney

Prisoners in the ACT's jail with most mental health conditions do not receive adequate treatment due to a significant shortage of psychologists in the Alexander Maconochie Centre, a damning Auditor-General's report has concluded.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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