Illness In Prisons

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It depends, however, the mentally ill should not be incarcerated with the general population in prison. The mentally ill offenders should be evaluated at a psychiatric facility if it has been deemed that the illness has caused them to commit the crime in the first place. For example, when someone who has been in the Armed forces commits a serious assault they are normally under the mental health act since there are some of the most violent mental health cases known. Some people who say they are ex-forces can be unexpected and aggressive, it may be years before they realize they have this problem such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Furthermore, a person who has committed heinous crimes such as a rapist,

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