ICELAND: 31% Of Inmates Suicidal, 80% Addicted To DrugsOctober 05, 2017
Sppeaking at a conference hosted by SÁÁ, the National Centre of Addiction Medicine, Þráinn Farestveit, director of the halfway house Vernd, said that many former inmates face isolation upon returning to society.
He, furthermore, said that a number of inmates have little to no education and that many suffer from learning disabilities. Only a third finished primary school and a quarter of inmates were unhappy during their schooling years. Around 40% are dyslexic, 31% have a writing disability, 51% have ADHD and 42% ADD.
Þórarinn Tyrfingsson, Head Doctor at the rehab centre Vogur, claims said that a vast majority of criminals doing time in Icelandic prisons are addicts, which contributes greatly to their issues.
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