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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




Journal article


BJPsych Int

Publication Date





88 - 91


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