Each year, millions of
Americans are incarcerated
due to poorly managed
mental health.

Jails & Prisons

have become the largest

Mental Health

facilities in the U.S.

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It’s time to promote Mental Health and Freedom
over Punishment and Incarceration

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improve health outcomes, preserve public safety, and save taxpayer dollars.

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Facts Everyone Should Know:

Every year

12 MILLION

people are
incarcerated.

Prison populations
are at their lowest

since 1996

yet the
United States still
incarcerates more people
than any other nation.

More than

80 Percent

of the 12 million people
serving time in any given
year are doing so for
mental health and
addiction issues.

States with greater

access

to mental health
services have fewer
incarcerated adults.

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Across the U.S.,
law enforcement,
judicial system,
mental health,
and bipartisan
community leaders

Agree

on how to fix this.
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these leaders to
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