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Providing a forensic psychiatric service to Cardiff Prison

  • Phil Huckle (a1) and Tegwyn Williams (a2)
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The extrication of seriously mentally disordered offenders from all stages in the criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment is a major role for both general and forensic psychiatry. A survey of inmates in Cardiff Prison referred to an ‘out-patient’ forensic psychiatric service held weekly is presented. An alarming number of referrals were patients with schizophrenia.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Providing a forensic psychiatric service to Cardiff Prison

  • Phil Huckle (a1) and Tegwyn Williams (a2)
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