Is the treatment of detainees in Australia’s immigration detention centres causing long-term mental health problems?
The number of asylum seekers reaching Australia’s shores is rising rapidly.
Currently, more than 4,400 people are held in immigration detention centres across the country.
Some detainees have been locked up for years, isolated from the rest of the world, and are developing significant mental illnesses.
Sarah Ferguson explores how many cases of self-harm go unreported, while medication for asylum seekers is being incorrectly prescribed.
101 EastÂ takes a rare look inside Australia’s immigration detention centres and asks if the treatment of detainees is creating a generation of people with major mental health problems.
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