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Mental Illness And Mental Handicap

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) mentally ill and (b) mentally handicapped persons are at present in prisons in Scotland; and in which prisons.

The latest figures for 1989 show that medical attention was needed for 4,896 inmates suffering from neurosis or mental disorder. Only 82 inmates, however, were diagnosed as suffering from psychoses and 10 inmates were found to be mentally handicapped in these establishments.

Psychoses Sufferers
Her Majesty's Prison, Aberdeen9
Her Majesty's Prison, Barlinnie41
Her Majesty's Prison and Institution, Cornton Vale9
Her Majesty's Prison, Edinburgh6
Her Majesty's Prison, Friarton1
Her Majesty's Prison and Institution, Glenochil4
Her Majesty's Remand Institution, Longriggend5
Her Majesty's Prison, Perth5
Her Majesty's Prison, Peterhead1
Her Majesty's Prison, Shotts1
Mentally Handicapped
Her Majesty's Prison, Aberdeen4
Her Majesty's Prison, Barlinnie5
Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution, Dumfries1