“Mentally ill on hold without treatment: Norristown State Hospital lacks rooms for defendants deemed incompetent for trial”

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This July 15, 2016 article by Kaitlyn Foti found on the Mainline Media News website talks about the extremely long waiting list for beds at Torrance State Hospital and Norristown State Hospital Forensic Units.  The article talks about the impact not only to the person who is on the waiting list, but also their family, the flow of inmates through jails, and the financial impact faced by having to hold someone in jail who is on a waiting list for treatment.

“Federal suit says state provides inadequate mental health care”

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This December 1, 2015 article by Joe Smydo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about a federal lawsuit being filed by the Disability Rights Network against the Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services citing inadequate mental health care as the reason for the suit.  Warren State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital and Mifflin County Jail are where the 3 people the suit focuses on are located.

“Pa. state prisons transform mental health care, but is it working?”

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This April 17, 2015 Penn Live article talks about ongoing changes in the Pennsylvania Prison System as it pertains to inmates with mental health issues.

 

“Their View: End the criminalization of mental illness”

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This article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and what happens to those who are mentally ill and are incarcerated.

“Pa. Corrections Workers Finish First Phase of Mental Health Training”

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This July 20, 2015 Newsworks article found on the NBC10.com website talks about the first phase of training received by a number of law enforcement officers and judges in Pennsylvania

“Law helps boost mental disabilities awareness”

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This July 19, 2015 article on theTimes-Tribune.com website talks about some of the details found in a bill that was recently passed requiring training for certain judges and law enforcement officers to turn the tide and prevent incarceration from being the go-to solution to mental health issues.

“Pa. DOC meets aggressive goal for mental health training”

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This June 23, 2015 CorrectionsOne.com article talks about the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections meeting their goal of achieving an aggressive goal to carry out more mental health training to correction staff.

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