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“US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums”

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This July 14, 2014 ydr.com article talks about the problems being faced by jails and prisons across the country as they try to figure out how to deal with the sharp increase in the number of seriously mentally ill inmates that are incarcerated primarily due to non-violent crimes.

English: Concertina razor wire at a prison

English: Concertina razor wire at a prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Mentally ill inmates need better, earlier treatment”

 

English: Images of the mentally deficient clas...

English: Images of the mentally deficient classified as feebly gifted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 18, 2014 Article from The Inquirer on the Philly.com website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and points out that people with diabetes or hypertension aren’t locked up because of their medical condition and asks why people with mental illnesses are locked up in prisons because of their medical condition when they need medical care.

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