A proposal for the improvement of mental health service delivery to barrators, contemnors and the courts that have to deal with them
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The temporary deprivation of liberty may be necessary to achieve order in the courts. However, imprisonment can have serious impacts on people with mental health problems, and for that reason it should be avoided if alternative dispositions can be made. Where should we strike a balance between liberty and detention when a querulous litigant is disrupting court processes?
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