It is commonly known that a great number of incarcerated people, up to 50% in some estimates, have a mental illness, which being untreated leads often to a newly released prisoner’s trip back to the prison. It has also been shown that Forensic hospitals have a great success rate in treating those prisoners who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity resulting in lowered recidivism for a large number of these prisoners. A study at a hospital in London found that forensic patients were 60% less likely to re-offend than others and 80% less likely to be violent. So why do we continue to treat prisons as our mental health facilities? What can be done to change this practice?