Let's rethink this: If the person you love most has a serious mental illness, would you want their primary treatment provider to be a prison?
“Along with race and poverty, mental illness has become a salient feature of mass incarceration, one that must be accounted for in any discussion about criminal justice reform.”
Dive into this article by The Guardian to learn more.
Photo credit: Nearly half of the people executed nationwide between 2000 an 2015 had been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Photograph: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP