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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

Report: V.I. still letting mentally ill inmates suffer

The situation is an ongoing nightmare for those who are incarcerated and languishing without appropriate mental health treatment ... of those seriously ill inmates, many of whom continue to deteriorat... 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 yea... read more

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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


There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Mentally ill inmates who are being disciplined are sent to the Secure Treatment Program at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center rather ... have become the new asylums. Yet ... read more

Chicago’s Jail Is One of the County’s Biggest Mental Health Care Providers. Here’s a Look Inside.

It’s also one of the biggest mental health care providers in the country ... Jail staffers now receive dozens of hours of mental illness treatment training. The facility’s Mental Health Transition Cen... read more

Pennsylvania Overhauls Health Care For Mentally Ill Inmates

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) will take steps to improve the quality of care for mentally ill prisoners by hiring more mental health staff, training guards to decipher certain behav... read more

Kentucky Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Inmates

An estimated 15 to 25 percent of jail and prison inmates nationwide suffer from serious mental illness, according to the Treatment ... center, which has about 570 inmates. The jails in Louisville and ... read more

A jail is no place for the mentally ill

Locally on any given day, the Hennepin County Medical Center Psychiatric Inpatient facility holds fewer mentally ill ... an inmate, we often are told there is no space available. The jail cannot serve ... read more

The Mentally Ill in Jail

The reason for this has several root causes, including the closing down of overcrowded state run psychiatric hospitals in favor of community based treatment centers ... ill inmates being held for long... read more

Severely mentally ill residents: A ‘perfect storm’ creates a SNF wave

According to a 2016 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center, approximately 20% of inmates in jails and 15% of inmates in state prisons are estimated to have a serious mental illness. Based on the info... read more



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