Jailing Persons with Mental Illness

NPR: What Is The Role Of Jails In Treating The Mentally Ill?

One can either read or listen to this story.  The situations, the problems, and the efforts that are being made are discussed. Frankly, I feel they have treated the prison industry too gently.  Read on …

e SBYNews: January 2013

The Guardian: Rikers Island Jail Criticized for Keeping Mentally Ill Inmates in Solitary

From the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, by Anasseril E. Daniel, MD: Care of the Mentally Ill in Prisons: Challenges and Solutions

From RT.com: Graphic court video shows prison guards deploying pepper spray on mentally ill inmate

The Buffalo News: Being mentally ill and imprisoned: ‘Talk about cruel and inhumane’ With psych centers closing, jails and prisons becoming poor substitutes, by M. Spina

Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons, by Jenn Ackerman (a video)

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Number of Mentally Ill in Prisons Quadrupled

“… I was in prison and you came to Me.” (St. Matthew 25)

The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Fellowship of St. Silas

picture from SBYNews: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 Federal Court Deems Solitary Confinement Of Mentally Ill Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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