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Morning Reads 5/2/2012

This is a problem. No one should be forced to choose between starvation and going to jail. Life isn’t a game of Monopoly. Meanwhile, Georgia Sheriffs are looking into alternatives to incarcerating the mentally ill for minor offenses. The cash-strapped University system is being sued, by a jilted basketball coach. No Child Left Behind is [...]
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Dart: Up to 9,000 inmates signed up for Obamacare to help with mental health treatment

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (5 months ago)

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, attempting to cope with what he says is a growing mental health crisis among inmates at the county jail, said up to 9,000 people who have been incarcerated have signed up for health insurance under the ... Read Post

Severely mentally ill criminals: who goes to prison and who goes to psych institutions?

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 days ago)

People with a severe mental disorder who commit a crime and who are incarcerated have different characteristics compared to people who are hospitalized after committing an offense, say researchers who focused on the differences of t... Read Post

L.A. County Deputy Resigns After Saying He Was Forced to Beat Mentally Ill Inmate

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (3 years ago)

A rookie and "honor recruit" from the L.A. County Sheriff's department resigned shortly after he said that he was forced to beat a mentally ill inmate, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 23-year-old rookie Joshua Sather had bee... Read Post

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