MenACE Mental Health, Ageing and Palliative Care in European Prisons

Mental health conditions are especially prevalent among the incarcerated population, which presently amounts to about 10 million, worldwide. These mental health issues are exacerbated with age as over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. The number of incarcerated elderly is increasing at an exponential rate: at a rate three times that of the general prison population. In this context, this project aims to increase the response to mental health disorders within prisons and the quality of palliative and end of life care provided in prisons, by enhancing the competencies of management and frontline staff.


Project partners

  • Hospice Casa Sperantei, Romania
  • IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal
  • BSAFE LAB Law Enforcement, Justice, and Public Safety Research and Technology
  • Transfer Laboratory (Beira Interior University), Portugal
  • Directorate-General for Social Reintegration and Prison Services, Portugal
  • Justice Federal Public Service, Belgium 
  • National Administration of Penitentiaries, Romania
  • Helse Bergen Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
  • EuroPris – European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services, Netherlands/
  • Belgium

Go to the MenACE website for more information on this project.

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