Criminalization of Mental Illness Ought to be a Crime

 

A lack of mental health treatment options is a major contributing factor in the mass incarceration of people with mental illness in Massachusetts and across the country. The Treatment Advocacy Center in 2014 found data that “there are now 10 times more individuals with serious mental illness in prisons and jails than there are in state mental hospitals.

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