Ex-prisoners' mental health hit hard

Freedom from prison comes with its own psychological trappings, leaving ex-prisoners at high risk of mental disorders, Australian research suggests.

Being released from prison may exacerbate mental illness and sabotage the chances to reintegrate into society, according to a study of more than 1300 former prisoners in Queensland’s correctional facilities.

Just under half of the released prisoners reported having a lifetime mental illness, though the researchers