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An Imprisoned Mind: Reporting on Mental Health and Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:08 PM


Decades of reduced budgets for community mental health programs and state hospitals, paired with “tough on crime” legislation and “War on Drugs” policies, have effectively criminalized mental illness. For the majority of the justice-involved population struggling with mental illness, however, state and local correctional institutions are the only places where they can expect to receive some form of treatment, however minimal.

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"They didn't have to die"

Video on practices in shooting deaths at Albuquerque, New Mexico police department. Download file »

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Study: Rape on Campus an 'Epidemic'

new & notable May 22, 2015

A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds rampant instances of both incapacitated and forcible rape on campus