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Prison is not the right place for people with mental disorders: the Brazilian case

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Maíra Mendes dos Santos
Affiliation:
Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS), Santos, Brazil
Silvia Regina Viodres Inoue
Affiliation:
UNISANTOS, Santos, Brazil
Maria Ines Quintana
Affiliation:
Psychiatry Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil
Sergio Luiz Blay
Affiliation:
Psychiatry Department, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil
Jair de Jesus Mari
Affiliation:
Psychiatry Department, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil
Sergio Baxter Andreoli
Affiliation:
Psychiatry Department, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil; UNISANTOS, Santos, Brazil, email sergio.b.andreoli@gmail.com
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The large number of individuals with severe mental disorders in prisons worldwide has alarming implications, which leads to the question of the appropriateness of the prison system for people with this type of morbidity. This article discusses these implications, the problems in therapeutic approaches and the legal aspects in the Brazilian context.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists 2014

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