Sunday, February 5, 2012

Michigan Prisons & the Mentally Ill

This is the second in an ongoing series of articles in the Detroit Free Press regarding state mental health services--or the lack thereof. Nationally, prisons have replaced mental institutions amid major budget cuts in the latter. Individuals requiring serious treatment and medication are, instead, subject to harsh punishments, administrative segregation, and, generally, are absorbed into the daily routines of the penitentiary.

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