Crackdown on mentally ill offenders could overwhelm strained system, critics charge

Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News : Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:00 PM

Ottawa’s plan to crack down on mentally ill offenders could accomplish the opposite of its intent, critics say – pushing more people with mental illness into a prison system unable to treat them, and putting seriously ill patients in makeshift, less secure accommodation in overflowing forensic hospital wings.

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