Researchers have been given ethical approval to conduct research on prisoners in five Australian prisons, including Port Augusta.
The study will consist of inmates receiving either Omega-3 or a placebo.
The research team based out of the University of Wollongong have completed a pilot study and received positive results.
It is believed that the Omega-3 promotes production of both dopamine and serotonin and can increase mental capacity and decrease physically violent tendencies.
The incarcerated will be tested for their mental aptitude throughout the test as well as their physical strength as prior results have shown that Omega-3 is known to improve muscle strength.
The study will begin in Port Augusta as early as 2020.