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In this narrative review we consider what is known about mental health conditions in the prison system in Bangladesh and describe the current provision of mental health services for prisoners with mental health needs. We contextualise this within the literature on mental health conditions in correctional settings in the wider sub-continental region and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) more broadly. We augment findings from the literature with information from unstructured interviews with local experts, and offer recommendations for research, policy and practice.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bji.2021.34

Type

Journal article

Journal

BJPsych Int

Publication Date

11/2021

Volume

18

Pages

88 - 91

Keywords

Bangladesh, forensic mental health services, low- and middle-income countries, prison, psychiatry and law