In the Media

Criminal justice system failing mentally ill

PUBLISHED October 6, 2011

Some 90% of prisoners in England and Wales suffer from mental health problems and upon release are up to 36 times more likely to kill themselves than the general population, a report has revealed. The report says that opportunities to divert the mentally ill away from the criminal justice system and towards the health service are frequently missed, while appropriate medical care is rarely available either behind bars or after release. read more