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ACLU Finds More Prisoners with Mental Illness Locked in Solitary Confinement
July 31, 2013 An 18-month study by the ACLU of Colorado found that nearly 90 Colorado prisoners with serious mental illnesses were locked in solitary confinement this year. Many of these prisoners had been in solitary confinement for at least four years despite legal and expert recommendations that prisons stop…
New Study Finds That Outpatient Treatment for People with Mental Illness Significantly Reduces Arrest Rates
June 25, 2013 A new study from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute, and the University of South Florida found that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems. This study asserts that providing mental health care is not only advantageous…