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#HMP/YOI Moorland

IMB report highlights lack of progress on transfer of prisoners needing mental health care

A prisoner needing specialist psychiatric care waited 55 days in HMP/YOI Moorland for transfer to hospital, despite a ministerial response to last year’s Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) report stating that a draft Mental Health Bill would introduce a statutory limit of 28 days. This year’s IMB report asks whether the Minister can predict when this limit will be passed into law.