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“Mental health issues create problems for African-Americans in city jails”

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This August 26, 2014 New Pittsburgh Courier article talks about studies showing that the number of African-Americans in jails and prisons with mental health issues exceeds the number of African-Americans in the community with mental health issues.

“Patients With Mental Illness More Likely To Be Victims of Homicide”

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This June 18, 2014 Medical Research and News article talks about ongoing studies that are finding that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be killed than to be the person who kills someone else.

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“Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study”

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This April 22, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website offers some interesting statistics based on research done in Minnesota where they looked at 143 inmates with a couple different types of mental illness and found that the crimes they committed rarely had anything to do with their mental illness.  The article seems to imply that substance abuse could be a more likely culprit for their actions.

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“Prevent violence, don’t just punish it, experts urge Pa.”

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This January 5, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the need to increase preventive measures in Pennsylvania as opposed to waiting until a crime has been committed to then punish the person.

 

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