Posts filed in Justice for the Mentally Ill

The Ways We Fail Those With Mental Illness – NY Times Op-Ed Responses

Read below and see online for 2 responses to the NYT article No Quick Fix for Mental Illness,” by Norman J. Ornstein (Op-Ed, March 7) To the Editor: Once again devoted...

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Mental Illness and Criminal Justice is a worldwide problem

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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“Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”

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

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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People with Mental Illnesses in the Criminal Justice System: The Problem, The Causes and the Solutions

The Problem   Our prisons and jails are filled with people with mental illnesses. There are at least 8,000 people with mental illnesses in prisons operated by the Illinois Department...

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