You may have a conviction if you have admitted to or been found guilty of a crime. This Fact Sheet looks at what is a criminal conviction, a criminal record and when and how to tell someone about this.This page is for people with mental illness who may have been involved with the criminal justice system. And their carers, friends and relatives.
Some people who come into contact with the criminal justice system have to go to court. This Fact Sheet 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.
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 factsheet looks at the types of prisons in England, and what happens when you first go in.
Leaving prison can be an exciting time. It can also be scary. You might not know what to expect or how to deal with the challenges you may face. This Fact Sheet looks at how you can plan for release from prison and who might be able to help.
Prisoners should have the same access to healthcare as everyone else. This Fact Sheet looks at what healthcare you should get if you are in prison, and what to do if you are not getting the help you need.
This Fact Sheet explains how to complain about your probation. You can complain to the National Probation Service (NPS) or the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) you are under. It explains what you can do if you are not happy with the reply you get.