“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

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“Pa. Department of Corrections names new mental health advocate for offenders”

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This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News talks about the experience that Lynn Patrone brings with her as she takes on the role of mental health advocate ensuring that inmates get proper mental health care while they are incarcerated and upon release.

“State’s corrections work seen as example for the nation”

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This July 16, 2014 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about how Pennsylvania is becoming a leader for the nation in decreasing recidivism in the prison population touches on efforts being made that include behavioral health and other various issues effecting inmates both in prison and among those who are leaving prison.

English: Holmesburg Prison seen from the air; ...

English: Holmesburg Prison seen from the air; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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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