The politics of prison medicine: a policy paper to follow 'Out of mind, out of sight: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575251
Title:
The politics of prison medicine: a policy paper to follow 'Out of mind, out of sight: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners
Other Titles:
Out of sight, out of mind: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners.
Authors:
Bresnihan, Valerie; Irish Penal Reform Trust
Citation:
Bresnihan, Valerie, Irish Penal Reform Trust. 2002. The politics of prison medicine: a policy paper to follow 'Out of mind, out of sight: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners. Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.
Publisher:
Irish Penal Reform Trust
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575251
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
'Treating' the mentally ill with solitary confinement is in breach of human rights standards. The Minister of Justice has publicly stated that more mentally ill people are likely to enter prison. The Minister has made no objections to this situation. Is this the new symptom of Zero Tolerance? Currently, the on-going academic debate concerning definitions, boundaries, and consequently, who gets treated by forensic psychiatrists, is acting as an impediment to the treatment of the mentally ill in prisons, in particular those with personality disorders. The Irish prison system seems to be sadly imitating international patterns of neglect.
Keywords:
PRISONER; PSYCHIATRIC CARE; PRISON SERVICE; MENTAL HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBresnihan, Valerieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Penal Reform Trusten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T15:01:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-19T15:01:53Zen
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationBresnihan, Valerie, Irish Penal Reform Trust. 2002. The politics of prison medicine: a policy paper to follow 'Out of mind, out of sight: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners. Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575251en
dc.description'Treating' the mentally ill with solitary confinement is in breach of human rights standards. The Minister of Justice has publicly stated that more mentally ill people are likely to enter prison. The Minister has made no objections to this situation. Is this the new symptom of Zero Tolerance? Currently, the on-going academic debate concerning definitions, boundaries, and consequently, who gets treated by forensic psychiatrists, is acting as an impediment to the treatment of the mentally ill in prisons, in particular those with personality disorders. The Irish prison system seems to be sadly imitating international patterns of neglect.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Penal Reform Trusten_GB
dc.subjectPRISONERen_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC CAREen_GB
dc.subjectPRISON SERVICEen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleThe politics of prison medicine: a policy paper to follow 'Out of mind, out of sight: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisonersen_GB
dc.title.alternativeOut of sight, out of mind: the solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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