Advocacy for the severely mentally ill has been fragmented and (judging by our pathetic nonsystem) largely ineffective. At this time, the US may be the worst place ever to be severely mentally ill. Some of this failure is inherent to the difficulty in getting our comĀ­petitive, individualistic society to care about its most disadvantaged.

Read how Prison Mental Health is on trial in Illinois.

Lawyers for inmates “claim that the state has violated terms of a 2015 settlement agreement designed to improve care for the mentally ill in state prisons.” Illnois and Wexford Health Sources, which provides health care to inmates via contract, naturally disagree.

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