Complaints about court
This page looks at how you can complain about court, when you can complain. And what you can do if you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint. This page only looks at complaints about the Crown and magistrates’ courts of the criminal court system in England and Wales.
Prisons - Going into prison
Going into prison can be a very difficult time. It can also be a difficult time for your carers, relatives, or friends, who may be supporting you in prison. There is help and support for you and your loved ones. This page looks at the types of prisons in England, and what happens when you first go in.
If you are convicted of a crime, the courts can send you to hospital instead of prison. They can do this if you have a mental disorder and need hospital treatment, under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983. This page looks at when and how the courts use this section. It explains what your rights are if you are in hospital and what could happen afterwards.
Criminal courts and mental health
Some people who come into contact with the criminal justice system have to go to court. This page looks at the different criminal courts in England and Wales. It explains how they work, how mental health can be considered in court, and the possible outcomes of a court case.
Section 37 41 of the Mental Health Act
This section looks at section 37/41 of the Mental Health Act. It looks at the professionals you might come across in hospital, when and how the courts use this section. It explains what your rights are during this section and what could happen afterwards.