Posted on April 11, 2017 by Webtypo
This April 11, 2017 segment of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane talks about mental health services for those with mental illnesses who have been incarcerated in Pennsylvania.
“In this hour, Marty talks with FRED OSHER, director of health systems and services policy at the Council of State Governments Justice Center about Stepping Up and its objectives. JOHN WETZEL, Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections, joins the discussion to address the potential impact of this plan on PA state prisons. BRUCE HERDMAN, chief medical director for the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, discusses the care needed for these inmates”
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Posted on May 21, 2015 by Webtypo
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.
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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
English: Human Rights Watch logo Русский: Логотип Хьюман Райтс Вотч (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This May 12, 2015 article on the Human Rights Watch website talks about the abuse of power often used in handling mentally ill inmate that leads to injuries and even death because of what amounts to minor infractions of the rules or orders given to them. One example in the article is about a woman who was not given her medication while she was incarcerated and at one point refused to change her jumpsuit and ended up being tasered multiple times within a matter of a few short minutes.
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Posted on January 22, 2015 by Webtypo
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.
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Posted on December 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 23, 2014, The Atlantic, article talks about how inmates at Maine State Prison celebrate Christmas despite rules that say they can’t give gifts.
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Posted on December 7, 2014 by Webtypo
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 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on November 21, 2014 by Webtypo
This November 18, 2014 OpEdNews.com article talks about the ever-increasing number of people with mental illnesses who are ending up in jails or prisons due in large part to the lack of available mental health services available to them in the community. As a result, many with mental illnesses who are often convicted of non-violent crimes end up trapped in a revolving door going in and out of jails sometimes even begging to be kept in jail because they get better treatment in jails then they do in the community. If those who are being released from jail that have a mental illness, are lucky they will be able to find some place to live other than the streets, but this is often not the case.
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