A 'hellish world': the mental health crisis overwhelming America's prisons

A 'hellish world': the mental health crisis overwhelming America's prisons

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

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