Mental Illness and Criminal Justice is a worldwide problem

Posted Friday August 25, 2017 by admin

Jim Simpson, a senior advocate at the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, said prisons were “being used to warehouse people” who needed disability support services “to lead a decent life”.http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mental-illness-and-cognitive-disability-the-norm-among-prisoners-report-20170810-gxtf9y.html...

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Justice Brandeis’s mantra that “sunshine is the best disinfectant.”

Posted Sunday June 11, 2017 by admin

We need an oversight committee, Getting quality health care can be hard enough for everyday people. But for the more than 49,000 people in Illinois prisons, that process can be...

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How Many Americans are Unnecessarily Incarcerated

Posted Saturday March 18, 2017 by admin

In a report from the Brennan Center for Justice, December, 2016 “Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people — are behind bars with no compelling public...

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