mentally ill inmates
Unable to make the $2,500 bail, Murdough was sent to Rikers. Eight days later, in the words of an unnamed city official quoted
Our fairly recent reliance on prisons and homelessness as solutions to mental illness was the common fashion 200 years ago but now seems anachronistic and indecent in a society that has the tools and can afford to do much better.
In this March 12, 2014, file photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough is held by his mother and sister in the Queens borough of
Furthermore, given the high rates of hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the prison population, helping inmates sign
In an earlier interview with HuffPost, Cook County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ben Breit said mentally ill inmates make up
In May, the CDOC released some of Ebel's prison grievances, and some of them even echoed Clements' worries. CDOC officials
Gov. Jerry Brown's demands that a federal court relax the judicially mandated prison-population cap not only highlight California's outlier status in prison policy, but also underscore the need for President Barack Obama's initiative to increase mental-health services.
Studies by the US government have found over half of all jail and prison inmates have mental health issues, and suicide is the number one cause of death in local jails. HuffPost Front Page Editor Alana Horowitz joins Ahmed to discuss.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report, most inmates with mental illness don’t receive treatment while in prison
Tonight, the state of Georgia is set to execute Warren Hill, a 52-year-old African-American man with an undisputed IQ of 70. He has received widespread support for clemency. Now, only the United States Supreme Court can protect Mr. Hill from execution.
We were all stunned when Superior Court Judge Ulmer looked at my son and said: "You come from a good background, you had a good education, you've suffered no hardship. Four years."