A magistrate who deals with execution of security measures wonders about everyday relationships between psychiatry and justice, starting from one of the many cases under her jurisdiction. Changes in legislation that are not accompanied by cultural changes, inadequate operator training and a steady and decisive contraction of Welfare, pose the question of the practical non-recognition of offender with psychiatric problems as a subject with rights.

Keywords: Security Measures; Penitentiary Execution; Legal Personality; Psychiatry and Justice.