The ethics of restraining mentally ill prisoners

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A recent investigation by the South Australian ombudsman has revealed prisoners with mental illnesses continue to be restrained in a questionable manner. In response to the case of a schizophrenic man being handcuffed to an emergency room bed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for four days, the balance between prisoners’ rights and public protection finds itself in the spotlight once again.

 

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Wednesday, May 25 2016
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Featured in storyMaurice Corcoran, Principal Community Visitor, South Australian Community Visitor's SchemeKim Ryan, CEO, Australian College of Mental Health NursesKeith McVilly, Foundation Professorial Fellow for Disability & Social Inclusion, The University of Melbourne
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