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“State prison system making changes to deal with mentally ill”

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This December 7, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about changes that are being made in Pennsylvania with regards to how mentally ill inmates are treated in the prison system

English: Concertina razor wire at a prison

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

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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)

“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.

“Prisons hold 10 times as many mentally ill people compared to state hospitals”

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This April 10, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about the shift that has occurred in where the mentally ill are being warehoused.

NEWSWORKS | Documentary filmmaker brings priso...

NEWSWORKS | Documentary filmmaker brings prison portraiture to Eastern State Penitentiary | by Peter Crimmins (Photo credit: The New Insiders | Dave Adler)

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“Butler County wants to set up mental health court”

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This February 1, 2014 article on the TribLive News website talks about an effort being made to pursue a grant to start a mental health court in Butler County.

 

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“New mental health contract at state prisons tailor-made”

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This December 23, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the new mental health contract for state prisons in Pennsylvania that will offer incentive to prisons for meeting or exceeding baseline targets, while at the same time penalizing prisons who don’t meet the baseline requirements.

 

“Prison advocates: Pa. failing the mentally ill”

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Solitary confinement (Photo credit: Chris.Gray)

 

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This April 28, 2013 article on The Harold, in Sharon, PA, talks about the lawsuit being made about the use of solitary confinement and mentally ill prisoners.

 

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