My thoughts… Mental Health…

Does prison fail inmates with mental illness?   Mentally ill inmates now comprise a substantial portion of the prison population and pose administrative and therapeutic challenges to prison administrators and mental health professionals. Depending on what reports you read, anything up to 90% of prisoners are said to have mental health problems of some description.... Continue Reading →


A rapid evidence assessment HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has just (6 September 2018) published a rapid evidence assessment by Professor James McGuire into our understanding of prison violence. The REA set out to answer five questions: Who (which prisoners) are the most likely to commit incidents of violent disorder within establishments? When are... Continue Reading →

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