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Mentally Ill Prison

NY Still Sending Mentally Ill People Into Solitary Confinement

ProPublica | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

By Christie Thompson, ProPublica. This story was co-produced with WNYC. When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in Nov...

Sick And In Solitary On Rikers Island

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

Last summer, a 25-year-old robbery suspect at Rikers Island took a ball of concentrated soap meant to clean his jail cell and swallowed it. Jason Eche...

Alana Horowitz Satlin

Mental Illness Soars In Prisons, Jails While Inmates Suffer | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Armando Cruz tied a noose around his neck and hanged himself from the ceiling of his prison cell. He left a note that ended in two chilling words. ...