Pounds 500m 'Squandered' on Scheme to Help Dangerous Prisoners
Lakhani, Nina, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Experiment is branded 'unscientific and ineffective' as thousands of mentally ill offenders go untreated
Nearly 500m has been squandered on an experimental scheme to treat Britain's most dangerous offenders which experts have branded "ineffective", "unscientific" and "wasteful".
A new report by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH) found tens of millions of pounds are spent every year on a few hundred offenders, many of whom will never be released from prison or hospital, while thousands of other mentally disordered prisoners are left untreated and thus more likely to reoffend.
The report, Blurring Boundaries, to be published this week, calls on …
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