Detention of mentally impaired 'cruel'

A law that allows mentally impaired people in the NT to be indefinitely detained in maximum security prisons without plea will be challenged in court.

Opponents of the law, including a GP and a mental health law expert, claim it contravenes human rights and say the detainees’ health needs are not being properly met.

The ABC reported last week that nine people were being held under the Criminal Code (Mental Impairment

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