Prisons have become a place used to hold individuals whose undiagnosed and untreated mental and emotional disorders present a barrier to rehabilitative initiatives and for whom prison is not a place of care and treatment.
Inadequate awareness of prisoners’ mental health problems during their re-integration in civil society means that offenders leave prison with the dual stigma of a prison sentence and mental health needs, thereby exacerbating known reoffending factors, which increases the likelihood of returning to prison.
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News and Events
Webinar: The Prison System and Mental Health: A Discussion on the Stigma and Challenges Faced Upon Re-Entry Into Society
May 26, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Correctional Mental Health Care Conference 2020
Denver, United States of America 19-20th July 2020
AWARE 3nd Transnational project meeting held in Greece
Athens, 11 – 12th November 2019
MenACE Mental Health, Aging and Palliative Care in Prisons aims to increase the response to mental health disorders within prisons and the quality of palliative and life care services provided by enhancing the competences of management and frontline staff to address prisoners’ mental health needs and the special needs of older prisoners.