France's forensic psychiatry provision: the long and winding road

The Lancet Psychiatry, août 2015

Fovet T., Thomas P., Adins C., Amad A. France’s forensic psychiatry provision: the long and winding road. Lancet, 2015 ; 2 : e20


In her recent article in The Lancet Psychiatry, Colette Davidson rightly draws attention to the worrying situation of forensic psychiatry provision in France. Indeed, the number of inmates with psychiatric disorders has increased alarmingly in France in the past decade, and we cannot agree more that prison is not the most appropriate place for people with severe mental health issues. However, most of the problems discussed are not only confined to the French prison service's institutions, since the high prevalence of psychiatric disorders in prisons is also a worldwide issue.


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