The Canadian PressDecember 4, 2013 10:03
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A British war veteran recently held in the same Alberta jail where a Canadian soldier killed himself says the justice system doesn't properly deal with people who have post-traumatic stress disorder.
John Collins, diagnosed with PTSD about six years ago, was arrested last month at his home in Lethbridge on various charges, including assault.
He said he sat alone in a cell for six days until he was released on bail.
"I mentally shut down," said Collins, 61. "I prayed to die."