November 6, 2015

In the News

Pa. state prisons transform mental health care, but is it working?
It was stories of punitive isolation against seriously mentally ill and intellectually disabled inmates that spurred the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Pennsylvania's state prison system in 2011. Pennsylvania's jails and prisons, like those in other states, have experienced a surge in mentally ill inmates in recent decades, which has brought new scrutiny of how it handles those individuals.
Patriot-News (Harrisburg)
by Daniel Simmons-Ritchie