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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

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

Dwindling oversight heightens concern over medical, mental health care for inmates

On Feb. 22, one-quarter of the inmates in the state’s prisons – 3,486 people – had a mental health disorder that requires regular treatment ... state cuts for inmate health care. The health center has ... read more

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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


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

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

State gives Northampton County money to treat mentally ill inmates

Northampton County will add treatment beds for the severely mentally ill who wind up in jail, under state funding announced Friday after years of complaints that inmates are being ... the bidding proc... read more

Philly courts start moving mentally ill detainees from custody to treatment

Seven months after Pennsylvania officials settled an ACLU lawsuit over treatment delays for mentally ill people awaiting trial, the Philadelphia courts have moved a first handful of defendants from pr... read more

Treatment, not just jail, for the mentally ill

The U.S. Department of Justice and Los Angeles County officials are negotiating the details of a consent decree to govern the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the troubled ... to properly staffed ... read more

State to house inmates at Elgin Mental Health Center

A portion of the Elgin Mental Health Center ... illness. The plaintiff sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the agreement, the IDOC would be responsible for staffing the 44 bed... read more

Mother shares difficulty finding help for mentally ill son

Patricia Ethridge is forced to work from home to take care of her 14-year-old son diagnosed with mental health illness ... organization offers crisis assessment for people who are at risk of hurting t... 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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