Briefing for Westminster Hall debate 14th March 2017

There has been a longstanding consensus that detention can have negative impact on all detainees’ health, but those with pre‐existing vulnerabilities, such as existing mental illness, serious physical health problems, disability and history of past torture or trauma are most at risk. This was reinforced by Stephen Shaw in his review (published 2016) and the literature review carried out by Prof Mary Bosworth on behalf of Mr Shaw.

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