Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A Visitor's Impression of Grendon Psychiatric Prison

A Visitor's Impression of Grendon Psychiatric Prison AUST. & N.Z. JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY (December, 1973): 6, 4 A Visitor's Impression of Grendon Psychiatric Prison P. J .. LYNN* GRENDON Psychiatric Prison, England, was opened in 1962. The obj ectives of Grendon were described as follows: (I) 1. To investigate and to treat offenders suffering from disorders which called for a psychiatric approach. 2. To investigate the mental condition of offenders, the nature of whose offence suggests mental disorder, 3. To explore the problem of the psychopath and to provide treatment or management to which he might respond. Grendon has accommodation for 325, mainly recidivist prisoners including a section for young prisoners. Referral to Grendon is via prison medical offtcers who consider the prisoner requires the psychiatric investigation or treatment, but, not suffering from mental disorder to such an extent that they may be dealt with under the British Mental Health Act 1959. Prisoners must be willing to undergo investigation and treatment because the basis of treatment at Grendon is related to the assent and co-operation of inmates in a permissive regime. Inmates are encouraged to freely express themselves, both individually and in groups through the numerous committees and groups and via the inmates' magazine. My immediate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology SAGE

A Visitor's Impression of Grendon Psychiatric Prison

Loading next page...
 
/lp/sage/a-visitor-s-impression-of-grendon-psychiatric-prison-f0uG7nl1SA
Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0004-8658
eISSN
1837-9273
DOI
10.1177/000486587300600408
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

AUST. & N.Z. JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY (December, 1973): 6, 4 A Visitor's Impression of Grendon Psychiatric Prison P. J .. LYNN* GRENDON Psychiatric Prison, England, was opened in 1962. The obj ectives of Grendon were described as follows: (I) 1. To investigate and to treat offenders suffering from disorders which called for a psychiatric approach. 2. To investigate the mental condition of offenders, the nature of whose offence suggests mental disorder, 3. To explore the problem of the psychopath and to provide treatment or management to which he might respond. Grendon has accommodation for 325, mainly recidivist prisoners including a section for young prisoners. Referral to Grendon is via prison medical offtcers who consider the prisoner requires the psychiatric investigation or treatment, but, not suffering from mental disorder to such an extent that they may be dealt with under the British Mental Health Act 1959. Prisoners must be willing to undergo investigation and treatment because the basis of treatment at Grendon is related to the assent and co-operation of inmates in a permissive regime. Inmates are encouraged to freely express themselves, both individually and in groups through the numerous committees and groups and via the inmates' magazine. My immediate

Journal

Australian & New Zealand Journal of CriminologySAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1973

There are no references for this article.