I ran across this rant in a comment thread from a post about how awful Reagan was. The “#1” he is referring to was Reagan’s closing down mental hospitals and its effect on jails, prisons and the mentally ill. This deserves to be widely read.
How We Are Failing Our Mentally Ill and Our CJS Workers
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W? T? F?
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The private company running the halfway house has close ties to NJ politicians, including Gov Chris Christie
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Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 times Germany’s.
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From People for the American Way*
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The worst prison system in the developed world is still getting worse!
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Will Health Care Reform Help Those Most at Risk? A Unique Perspective from the NAMI Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Action Center
2/3 of Children in the juvenile justice system have at least one mental disorder — not addressed by Health Care Reform
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2006 Report — We are wasting human resources —more than imagined.
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California’s situation — NAMI blog
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When the government began closing state-run hospitals in the 1980s, people with mental illness had nowhere to turn; many ended u
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