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low secure unit

An inpatient mental health facility in the UK for patients who present a less serious physical danger to others, where the security measures are intended to impede rather than prevent absconding, with greater reliance on staffing arrangements and less reliance on physical security measures.
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Watson will be taken off remand at Peterborough Prison and sent to Annesley House in Nottingham, a low security unit, for an assessment period of up to 12 weeks.
Yet despite this, and a history of absconding, psychiatrists had transferred him to a low security unit in Bristol from which he was simply able to walk away.
TWO feared knife maniacs are set to be released from Carstairs State Hospital - to a low security unit next to a school.
HMP Kennet, a pounds 19m conversion of disused buildings at Ashworth into a 350-place low security unit, is due to open in the summer.
The public may accept him being moved to a low security unit but putting him in South London is a step too far.