As a teenager, John was jailed for assaulting someone and stealing their bike. That was 17 years ago – will he ever be released?

As a teenager, John was jailed for assaulting someone and stealing their bike. That was 17 years ago – will he ever be released?

The Guardian
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Indeterminate sentences are devastating to mental health, but prisoners with mental illness are less likely to be released. The result is a vicious cycle whereby the most vulnerable inmates often have the least chance of getting out – as John’s case shows. By Sophie Atkinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod