Holmes Will Join Many Other Mentally Ill Inmates in Prison

DENVER — Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado and hundreds of thousands of others nationwide who suffer from mental illness.

Experts say prisons are ill-equipped to treat the growing number of inmates with mental illnesses — especially the majority who are not convicted of crimes as violent as Holmes, who was diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia.

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Holmes Will Join Many Other Mentally Ill Inmates in Prison

DENVER — Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado and hundreds of thousands of others nationwide who suffer from mental illness.

Experts say prisons are ill-equipped to treat the growing number of inmates with mental illnesses — especially the majority who are not convicted of crimes as violent as Holmes, who was diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia.

To read the full original article, click here.

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