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Detention centres and prison's are holding bays for mentally ill people who have gone under the radar of psychiatric services until they acted out their disease through crime. Those criminals most likely suffering from a psychiatric disease are reoffenders who spend more time in jail than other inmates. There is continuously less government expenditure on mental health facilities, but funding is still put towards incarcerating people in jails, more and more of which are those with mental illness.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Gazette
About: Mental illness being reassigned to prison
Date: 28 August 2005
Source: The Gazette
Author: R Scott Rappold
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