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Inmate suicide shaped court order on Alabama prison care

If any one witness led to a sweeping court order demanding that Alabama improve psychiatric care in state prisons, it was Jamie Wallace. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and … Click to Continue »
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