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Prisoners Release: Mentally Ill

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mentoring programmes are available for people with (a) mental health problems and (b) learning disabilities who leave custody; and if he will make a statement. (290014)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department does not keep any central record of mentoring programmes for people leaving custody with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Such schemes are usually local initiatives started by voluntary agencies working with their local prison and other services.