Fatima (not her real name) burned her home in 2018 due to an outbreak of her diagnosed mental illness. Since then he has been in preventive prison in Picassent (Valencia), despite having a sentence that acquitted him more than a year ago and that determined that he should be admitted to a "suitable center". The contradictions of the system and the lack of resources for people with mental illness in the prison environment, as reported by organizations that work with this group, keep this 43-year-old Moroccan woman in jail. His lawyer defends that the situation in which his client finds herself lacks "legal coverage" and "violates her fundamental right to personal liberty."
"Prison solitary confinement can precipitate psychotic disorders in prisoners"