UK faces crisis of mentally ill prisoners | UK News | Al Jazeera

UK faces crisis of mentally ill prisoners

Police say they are struggle to cope with offenders who should be treated in hospital rather than put in prison.

    A leading UK charity has warned of a crisis surrounding the growing number of mentally ill people being jailed.

    Police say they are struggling to cope with offenders who should be treated in hospital rather than put in prison.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Leicester, where there is a potential solution to the crisis.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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