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Are Prisons the New Asylums? Inmates with Mental Health Issues and the Role of Segregation

Synergy Session on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Suncor Fluvarium, St. John’s

Prison populations worldwide are increasing, including in Canada, and the profile of prisoners is changing, with an increasing presence of inmates with mental illnesses. In this province, prison administrators, not health administrators, are responsible for providing mental health services inside correctional facilities, which presents its own challenges.



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