“Prevalence Study Of Severe Mental Illness Among Inmates In Roumieh And Baabda Prison”
Lebanon has a total of 212 prisons, out of which 4 are specific to women. And there are 2 additional prisons dedicated to minors. Mental health screening and care is absent in Lebanese prisons.
Catharsis hopes the recommendations from this study become a reality as they will change the live of many forgotten person behind bars, some of whom have been in prison for over 35 years, and it will prevent a similar “life sentence” fate for future mentally ill inmates.