Most Prisoners Are Mentally Ill: Can Mental Health Courts, in Which People Are Sentenced to Therapy, Help?

Occasionally policymakers and activists will talk about how the justice system needs to keep mentally ill people out of prisons. If it did that, prisons would be very empty indeed. A new Urban Institute report points out that more than half of all inmates in jails and state prisons have a mental illness of some kind.

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Most Prisoners Are Mentally Ill: Can Mental Health Courts, in Which People Are Sentenced to Therapy, Help?

Occasionally policymakers and activists will talk about how the justice system needs to keep mentally ill people out of prisons. If it did that, prisons would be very empty indeed. A new Urban Institute report points out that more than half of all inmates in jails and state prisons have a mental illness of some kind.

To read the full original article, click here.

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