Richard Ansett

Tony has Paranoid Schizophrenia, Therapeutic Garden, River House, Bethem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2017

Tony has been in and out of secure institutions since he was 18. He seems vulnerable and essentially harmless but he has attacked staff on the ward and his mother lives in fear of him. His schizophrenia is compounded by his low IQ and past problems with drugs and alcohol. He has 36 convictions dating back to 1997, one of which was for violent assault.

Tony, Secure Psyche Ward, Bethem Hospital © Richard Ansett 2017

Tony, Secure Psyche Ward, Bethem Hospital © Richard Ansett 2017

Tony in interview with Psychiatrist, Secure Psyche Wing, Bethlem Hospital © Richard Ansett 2017

Tony underneath security fencing, Secure Psyche Ward, Bethlem Hospital © Richard Ansett 2017