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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 yea... 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

California’s Mentally Ill Inmates To Get Special Units

(AP) – State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing ... upon release from inpatie... read more

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Naked, filthy and strapped to a chair for 46 hours: a mentally ill inmate's last days

At the same time, mental health experts say, an acute shortage of long-term care facilities makes it more likely that patients will experience a crisis that ends in their arrest, turning jails into th... read more


Investment in mental-health care in jails reaps dividends for inmates & public safety

One often overlooked yet growing challenge many short-term correctional facilities struggle to adequately meet is their responsibility to offer ... the largest mental-health treatment center in the co... read more

As courts make strides on justice for mentally ill inmates —who cares?

There have to be due processes followed, and the inmates have to have lawyers to offer legal aid, to care ... mentally ill inmates at Katojo prison in Fort Portal. The application was thrown out by Ju... read more

National survey shows jails ill-equipped to handle surge of mentally ill inmates

A survey by the national nonprofits Treatment Advocacy Center and Public Citizen found jails across the country are increasingly crowded with mentally ill inmates, yet very little training is availabl... read more

Wednesday’s Second Editorial: State moves to correct treatment of mentally ill inmates

The state has taken a monumental step toward improving the dismal treatment of mentally ill inmates by ending the contract of a prison health care provider ... treatment at the South Florida Reception ... read more

New Hampshire jail struggles to help mentally ill inmates

In the past year, there have been 159 cases of prisoners dealing with varying degrees of mental illness ... would provide a next step for inmates transitioning into treatment. "Putting them in a commu... read more

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