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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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“Feds investigate treatment of mental health inmates at Cresson state prison”

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This May 31, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a Federal investigation into the treatment of mentally ill inmates at Cresson prison, but based on the article the investigation will include a statewide investigation.

 

“Prison advocates: Pa. failing the mentally ill”

Solitary confinement

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.

 

“Suit: Mentally ill inmates mistreated”

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This March 15, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in prisons.  The article not only explains what is happening, but also points out that there is knowledge about how to correct the problem, but it isn’t being implemented enough to be all that useful in solving the problem.

 

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