[PDF] Mental health of women detained by the criminal courts

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Publication date:
25 April 2014


This report focuses on the support and treatment that women who have difficulties regarding their mental health receive when imprisoned or detained by the criminal courts. MWCS saw women in prison who were in contact with the mental health nurses as well as those who were patients in hospital subject to Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (CPSA) Orders. The report details findings from visits between May and September 2013 to 51 women who met the above criteria and makes a number of recommendations in response to these findings.