The State is not meeting the mental health needs of prisoners. The number of beds at the Frankland Centre has been inadequate for over a decade. Access to clinical care in the custodial environment is minimal. Daily management of people with serious mental health needs is left to custodial staff who have limited training, few management options and poor access to information. If a person is able to access a bed at the Frankland Centre, transports to and from the facility are mostly safe but better reporting is needed.


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