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Developing Prison Inreach Services for Female Prisoners

Developing Prison Inreach Services for Female Prisoners Extra Curriculum Developing Prison Inreach Services for Female Prisoners Michael Loughran Essex Forensic Mental Health Service, Runwell Hospital Tina King Essex Forensic Mental Health Service, Runwell Hospital involved in fraud and buying stolen goods. Offending Introduction by females over 16 is also increasingly linked, directly The development of inreach mental health services to or indirectly, to substance misuse. prisoners forms a central theme of the National Service This paper describes the development of an Framework for Mental Health (Department of Health, inreach service designed to address the needs of 1999a). High levels of need and complexity have been female prisoners in HMP & Young Offenders’ reported in a number of studies that indicate that the Institution (YOI) Bullwood Hall in Chelmsford, prevalence of mental health problems within prisons is Essex. much higher than their respective community rates (Maden et al, 1994; Singleton et al, 1998; Parsons et al, 2001). Changing the Outlook (National Assembly for Developing the service Wales et al, 2001) and the NHS Plan (Department of Health, 2000) highlight improving the mental health Following a finding of high levels of psychiatric of offenders and identify abuse, substance misuse, morbidity within the prison, the South Essex self-harm and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Developing Prison Inreach Services for Female Prisoners

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 9 (2): 4 – Jun 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200400020
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Extra Curriculum Developing Prison Inreach Services for Female Prisoners Michael Loughran Essex Forensic Mental Health Service, Runwell Hospital Tina King Essex Forensic Mental Health Service, Runwell Hospital involved in fraud and buying stolen goods. Offending Introduction by females over 16 is also increasingly linked, directly The development of inreach mental health services to or indirectly, to substance misuse. prisoners forms a central theme of the National Service This paper describes the development of an Framework for Mental Health (Department of Health, inreach service designed to address the needs of 1999a). High levels of need and complexity have been female prisoners in HMP & Young Offenders’ reported in a number of studies that indicate that the Institution (YOI) Bullwood Hall in Chelmsford, prevalence of mental health problems within prisons is Essex. much higher than their respective community rates (Maden et al, 1994; Singleton et al, 1998; Parsons et al, 2001). Changing the Outlook (National Assembly for Developing the service Wales et al, 2001) and the NHS Plan (Department of Health, 2000) highlight improving the mental health Following a finding of high levels of psychiatric of offenders and identify abuse, substance misuse, morbidity within the prison, the South Essex self-harm and

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Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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