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Prisons ‘used to warehouse the mentally ill’

Three quarters of men held in British prisons suffer from two or more mental disorders, a new report warns. Research by the Prison Reform Trust also finds that one in ten male prisoners has a functional psychosis, and concludes that many inmates are the mentally ill who have slipped through the care system in the… Read more »

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MPs debate NI fugitive bill

A bill to allow terrorist suspects and escaped prisoners back to Northern Ireland is receiving its second reading in the House of Commons today. The Northern Ireland (offences) bill would allow so-called ‘on the runs’ to return to the province and come before a special tribunal. Even if found guilty, they would be set free… Read more »

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