‘The mentally ill should be in hospital, not in jail’

@article{Rollin2006TheMI,
  title={‘The mentally ill should be in hospital, not in jail’},
  author={Henry R. Rollin},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry \& Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={326 - 329}
}
  • H. Rollin
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
Penrose (1939) wrote a seminal paper in which he emphasised the reciprocal relationship between the number of patients treated in mental hospitals and the number of inmates held in prison: if the population in one increases, the other decreases and vice-versa. This premise is today universally accepted and, in my opinion, there is no better example of its veracity than the one I shall now propound, that is, that the dramatic decrease in patients treated in beds in mental hospitals in England… 

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