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NCJ Number: 158728 Find in a Library
Title: Mentally Disturbed Prisoners
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-101-X
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper discusses the nature and scale of the problem of imprisoning mentally disturbed offenders in Great Britain.
Abstract: Two alternatives to incarcerated mentally ill offenders include imposition of a probation order with psychiatric requirements, and the provision of medium security psychiatric institutionalization. The imprisonment of this population is discussed in terms of care and containment issues, the reception process, and the implementation of a model of clustering medical services and facilities. The paper considers possible solutions to the problem of dealing with mentally disturbed offenders that have been put forth, and recommends changes that would improve the criminal justice response to mentally ill offenders who are at risk of incarceration.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Foreign inmates; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Mentally ill offenders
Note: Policy Paper 4
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