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Mentally Ill Prisoners

New Efforts Aim To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

Pew's Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

U.S. Jails Struggle With Role As Makeshift Asylums

AP | Adam Geller | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) -- Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical ...

State Stops Putting Mentally Ill In Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

The Colorado Department of Corrections is seeking to decrease the number of inmates housed in solitary confinement, beginning with prisoners suffering...

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...

Mentally Ill Inmates Sue To Get Out Of Solitary

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 05.17.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Troy Anderson is a mentally ill inmate in isolation at the Colorado State Penitentiary, deemed for more than a decade too dangerous to be am...