Does Your Country Imprison The Mentally Ill?

@MoonGypsy (4613)
United States
December 15, 2012 12:49am CST
in the u.s.a we hold the mentally ill responsible legally and criminally. of course, i would never criticize the u.s. for it's ever so beautiful and fair laws. i just wonder why this is so. how does your country treat the mentally ill when they commit a crime?
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• Estado De Mexico, Mexico
15 Dec 12
hi there, im raj and im from india, Well my dad is a cop and at times he shares some instances which he feels to be shared and i've heard about such cases where people commit crimes when they are not mentally stable..but in our country the laws are some what different..if someone commits such crime..they would be sending him to the hospital for the treatment to check wheather he is really sick, if yes then he has to go under treatment and then he would be charged on the seriousness of the crime,well it depends upon country to country.. There are some cases where criminal pretend they are sick and they are not..so cops in our country take proper care of them..
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
25 Dec 12
that sounds more humane. at least their mental illness gets a chance to be looked at before they are just thrown in jail and not taken care of.
• Estado De Mexico, Mexico
26 Dec 12
hello there, was waiting for your reply from a long time..welcome back. ya its true ..though there are some things in our country which are not acceptable, but there is always something good and bad in all the countries..can't just blame one. so have you been busy these days or what..?
@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
21 Dec 12
In Denmark we have a special psychiatric ward for climinals who are mentally ill. They get treatment there, but in other ways it is similar to a prison because they can't leave the psychiatric ward when they want. Some criminals are in "forvaring" which means that they don't know how long they have to receive treatment, it could be a few years and it could be several years. It depends on the doctors' evaluation and whether the doctors think that they are likely to commit new crimes in the future. Mentally ill criminals get treatment instead of a prison sentence, that is the goal, but some of the them have to spend some time in prison first, because there are too many mentally ill criminals and not enough psychiatric wards for criminals.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
In the Philippines, when a mentally ill person commits a crime, he will be sent to a psychiatrist for diagnose as to his mental condition whether he can bear the rigors of court hearing. Then when he is already cured of his mental illness he will face the charge against him. If ever, it will be proven that he is mentally ill during the commission of the crime, he will be cleared of the crime however, he shall pay the damages he has done.
@Cetz912 (65)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 12
Yes, in my country they do imprison those who mentally ill and committed crime, intended or unintended crimes. Normally they will sent to the special rehabilitation center, and later on proceed to the proper imprisonment but isolated. Anyway I'm from Indonesia. Cheers.
@Shavkat (50165)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
It is not always happen in my country. If the person is mentally ill, they are brought to a certain mental asylum. I had seen one facility, they were in the jail-type room.