Friday, January 24, 2014

Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help


"Over the past decade, states have cut billions from their mental health budgets, shuttering clinics across the country. The result is thousands of mentally ill people funneling in and out of the nation's jails. In many cases, it has sent the mentally ill right back where they started — locked up in facilities that are ill-equipped to help them."

Read (or listen to) the story on NPR's All Things Considered.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carl, have you seen this article on the maltreatment of the mentally ill by the SCDOC from the Free Times in Columbia, SC?
    http://www.free-times.com/cover/horrors-behind-these-walls-012214

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