Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Smart Justice”: diverting people with serious mental illness out of jail and into treatment

Jails are a holding ground for the mentally ill. Indeed, these defacto “treatment” facilities hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illnesses as state hospitals. In 44 states and the District of Columbia, at least one prison or jail holds more people with serious mental illnesses than the largest state psychiatric hospital, according […]
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Overcriminalization of Mental Illness

There has been a fair amount of reporting about the warehousing of the mentally ill in jails and correctional facilities. Cook County Jail in Chicago is the largest health of health services services in a system in which more than 450,000 detainees manifest symptoms of mental health problems. http://www.bravenewfilms.org/oc_petition?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Copy%20of%20Activism%20-%20OverCriminalized Rikers Island is the second-largest jail in the United […]
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J.Law Speaks Out

Jennifer Lawrence speaks out and calls the hacking and release of her private photos a sex crime. Jennifer Lawrence calls nude photo hacking a ‘sex crime’  “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting,” Lawrence vented to V.F. contributing editor Sam Kashner. “The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are […]
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