Jailing Of Mentally Ill Has Turned US Prisons Into ‘Inhumane’ Asylums: Study

As state psychiatric facilities shut their doors, people with severe mental illnesses are being locked in U.S. prisons and jails, finds report

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There are ten times more people with severe mental illnesses in U.S. jails and prisons than in state psychiatric hospitals, and conditions of incarceration—including abuse and denial of care—are causing the health of this vulnerable population to decline even further. This is according to a damning study, The Treatment of Persons With Mental

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US Public Ready To End ‘Devastating’ War On Drugs

National poll finds growing numbers favor decriminalization, treatment, and shift away from mandatory minimum sentences.

U.S. attitudes towards the War on Drugs appear to be shifting away from prosecutions and incarcerations, towards decriminalization and treatment. This is according to a Pew Research Center national survey conducted February 14 to 23 among 1,821 adults and released Wednesday. According to the poll's findings, 67 percent of U.S. respondents say

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