In seclusion, Melanie was so alone that she wrote on the walls in her own blood

Melanie’s story was revealed as part of the disability royal commission’s examination of the experiences of people with cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system who are locked in indefinite detention in forensic mental health facilities.

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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, Legal, Corrections, Justice System, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Julie Power

Source:
SMH

Date published:
Thu 18th Feb, 2021