Inside story: A former inmate’s view on why prisoners need Medicare 

Former inmate and PhD candidate says federal funding won’t be a ‘silver bullet’ but it’d help improve prisoner healthcare
Sarah Simpkins
Damien Linnane.

The first time Damien Linnane received a mental health care plan and therapy was after his release on bail for arson charges. 

According to Mr Linnane, he had been sexually assaulted as a child and buried the trauma for two decades, until his partner then revealed she had also been sexually assaulted as young adult.