The Nation: Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat the Mentally Ill?

Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat the Mentally Ill? This is an introduction on the webpage of NationAction of a three-part short film series entitled OverCriminalized, which considers the current practice of using prison to deal with the homeless, persons with mental health problems, and addicts rather than more effective and less expensive alternatives. Here is the series on You Tube:  

Here is a post I put together last February on this same subject, which features a number of related online articles and stories, as well as the sites Orthodox Christian Prison Ministries & the Fellowship of St. Silas

Jailing Persons with Mental Illness

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