The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Spot-on (2)

Blog Doctor writes about mentally-ill people who are commonly dumped in the prison system for want of any alternative.

I know of one court that had a duty psychiatric worker on one day a week, and the bench would remand cases with a mental-health dimension to that day. It worked fairly well, until the money ran out. Now they are back to using the prisons just like my colleagues and I do.