Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced To Sleep On Jail Floor Because CMH Is Full

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Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced To Sleep On Jail Floor Because CMH Is Full


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Prisoners with severe mental illness are being forced to sleep on a Dublin jail's floor because there's no room in the Central Mental Hospital.

Staff working with vulnerable inmates at Cloverhill have told The Irish Times there are about 30 people who are actively psychotic.

A lack of access to drug treatment facilities and mental health services is partly to blame but it's claimed the problem is most acute because the CMH is full.


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