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"Prison is a completely inappropriate place" for people with mental illnesses

The new Central Mental Hospital is set to increase the number of available beds. While this may h...

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11.49 12 Aug 2020


"Prison is a completely inappropriate place" for people with mental illnesses


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11.49 12 Aug 2020


The new Central Mental Hospital is set to increase the number of available beds. While this may help relieve the number of people with a mental illness in prison or on the streets, there are concerns the system in place does not effectively treat patients anyways.

Jonathan Healy was joined by Fiona Ni Chinneide, Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and Brendan Kelly, professor of psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin.


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Brendan Kelly Central Mental Health Fiona Ni Chinneide Homeless Irish Penal Reform Jonathan Healy Mental Health Pat Kenny Prisons Psychiatry

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