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City Seeks to Move Mentally Ill Inmates to Hospitals

Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY The de Blasio administration intends to develop facilities outside of Rikers Island and the city’s other jails that offer specialty care for ... diversion of inmates ... read more

Mentally ill immigrant detainees were pepper-sprayed at Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County, report says

A Nigerian man held last year at Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County was pepper ... His story was part of a report on the treatment of mentally ill detainees at the Adelanto facility ... read more

Treatment center offers care for mentally ill inmates

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Corrections has opened a new behavioral health treatment center at Oregon State Penitentiary to help improve conditions for inmates with severe mental illness. Two ... read more

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Most Inmates With Mental Illness Still Wait For Decent Care

A settlement was reached in 2016, when the state agreed to revamp mental health care and provide ... used to be a youth detention center at Joliet into a mental health treatment facility for inmates ... read more


IDOC director: Many mentally ill inmates not getting proper care

The judge previously found IDOC acted with deliberate indifference in its care of an estimated 11,000 mentally ill prisoners in state facilities. “A small but growing number of severely mentally ill ... read more

Horrific deaths, brutal treatment: Mental illness in America’s jails

But it does not keep track of mental illness diagnoses. Only a few states do so, and then sporadically. Yet jails are the default treatment ... ground for inmates with all kinds of sickness, it is the ... read more

How team approach at Lancaster County Prison offers hope to inmates fighting mental illness

Within nine days at Lancaster County Prison, Sprouse met with a mental health caseworker, and after 50 days, a judge released her to a residential treatment center. Today ... “We realize mentally ill ... read more

Lack of beds for those with mental illness keeps man at Hennepin County jail for 3 months

As many as a quarter of the inmates in county jails across Minnesota suffer from a diagnosed mental illness — hundreds of people on any given day — yet county jails are generally ill-equipped to offer ... read more

County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

Real change needed Efforts to reduce the number of inmates with mental illness need to involve the jail system, says Richard Cho of the Council for State Governments Justice Center ... treatment after ... read more

In landmark move, L.A. County will replace Men’s Central Jail with mental health hospital for inmates

The new plan modifies a $2.2-billion proposal that would have created the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility, which was slated to house 3,885 “inmate patients” in a rehabilitation-focused ... read more



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