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Prisoners serving a sentence - In hospital - Serving a sentence

This guide provides information about entitlement to specific benefits if you are serving a prison sentence.

In hospital - Serving a sentence

Prisoners in hospital are generally still regarded as prisoners so the same entitlement rules apply.

Prisoners suffering from a mental disorder are not automatically disqualified unless they are detained under section 45A or 47 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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