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“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.

“Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Seeks to Refurbish Mental Health Care”

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This January 21, 2015 Correctional News  article talks about more of the details of the changes being made in the Pennsylvania correctional system about the ways that mentally ill inmates are treated while they are incarcerated in Pennsylvania.  The Department of Corrections will be working closely with the PA Disability Rights Network to make sure that the changes being made are positive changes.

“Prisoner patients: Pa. switches to treatment for mentally ill inmates”

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This January 12, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks not only about the changes being made in the Pennsylvania prison system, but goes on to remind us that it is equally important to fund mental health services in the community to help to help prevent people from ending up in jails and prisons because of crimes committed as a result of untreated mental health issues.


** Side note: I do recognize that Alcatraz is not in Pennsylvania, but chose to use the image of an Alcatraz prisoner tag because it was prison related and of the images that appeared in my results it was the most relevant.

An Alcatraz Island Prison prisoner tag

An Alcatraz Island Prison prisoner tag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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