Access to the law is not equal when it comes to mentally ill people – this seems to be the conclusion drawn in recent reports that while a person with a mental health condition is 20% more liekly to be the victim of crime, the Crown Prosecution Service is much less likely to take the case to Court if the victim has or has had mental health problems.

According to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programe, in one case the CPS dropped the case of someone who had last had mental health issues 20 years ago.

The Disability Discrimination Act has been on the books for 14 years – how long before disabled people get the most basic of rights?


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