Prisons Have Become America’s New Asylums

America’s prisons have become warehouses for the severely mentally ill. Under the guise of punishing criminality, these inmates may be subject to cruelty from corrections staff, physical constraint up to and including lockdown or solitary confinement, and shocking physical and sexual abuse from other prisoners. They may receive inadequate treatment and poor supervision, and many will commit suicide while in prison.

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Prisons Have Become America’s New Asylums

America’s prisons have become warehouses for the severely mentally ill. Under the guise of punishing criminality, these inmates may be subject to cruelty from corrections staff, physical constraint up to and including lockdown or solitary confinement, and shocking physical and sexual abuse from other prisoners. They may receive inadequate treatment and poor supervision, and many will commit suicide while in prison.

To read the full original article, click here.

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