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The mentally handicapped in the Polish penitentiary system – Legal aspects

RYSZARD KURNIK1
1. Okręgowego Inspektoratu Służby Więziennej w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 307-311
Keywords: mental handicap, penitentiary system

Abstract

The author presents the most importantchanges in the Polish executory penal codewhich have affected the approach to mentally handicappedpersons who have been sentenced to prison.He discusses the legal principles and grounds forpsychological and psychiatric examination of sentencedpersons and persons remanded in custody andthe functioning of the therapeutic system.

Address for correspondence:
Płk. mgr Ryszard Kurnik, Okręgowy Inspektorat Służby Więziennej,
ul. Mikołowska 10a, 40-957 Katowice