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ZoŽ van Dijk for NPR

 

New inmates with a mental illness

arrive daily in the Los Angeles County jail system.

 

It now holds more than 5,000 inmates

with a mental illness who've had run-ins with the law.

 

America's Mental Health Crisis Hidden Behind Bars

February 25, 2020    5:01 AM ET

NPR

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/25/
805469776/americas-mental-health-crisis-hidden-behind-bars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cook County sheriff, Thomas Dart, center,

talks with inmates Russell, right, and Compton.

Russell, 46, has been diagnosed with severe depression.

 

Photograph:

John Gress for The New York Times

 

Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail        NYT        8 February 2014

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/
opinion/sunday/inside-a-mental-hospital-called-jail.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mental health

inmates with mental illness / mentally ill inmates / the mentally ill

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/16/
891438605/psychiatrist-americas-extremely-punitive-prisons-make-mental-illness-worse

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/25/
809368257/in-los-angeles-a-program-to-get-those-with-mental-illness-away-from-jails

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/25/
805469776/americas-mental-health-crisis-hidden-behind-bars

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/12/
736612514/seattle-faces-backlash-after-easing-up-on-punishing-crimes-involving-mental-illn

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/03/
690872394/most-inmates-with-mental-illness-still-wait-for-decent-care

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/10/
627519801/behind-bars-mentally-ill-inmates-are-often-punished-for-their-symptoms

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/
books/review/insane-alisa-roth.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/04/25/
605666107/insane-americas-3-largest-psychiatric-facilities-are-jails

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/13/
537076246/federal-report-criticizes-harsh-treatment-of-lewisburg-prisoners

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/25/
525533732/psychiatrist-recalls-heartbreak-and-hope-on-bellevues-prison-ward

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/19/
520743255/after-schizophrenic-inmate-dies-in-a-shower-florida-prosecutor-finds-no-wrongdoi

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/06/
504443879/signed-out-of-prison-but-not-signed-up-for-health-insurance

 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/05/09/
getting-the-mentally-ill-out-of-jail-and-off-the-streets

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/us/
a-psychologist-as-warden-jail-and-mental-illness-intersect-in-chicago.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/
nyregion/for-mentally-ill-inmates-a-cycle-of-jail-and-hospitals.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/
opinion/sunday/inside-a-mental-hospital-called-jail.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/20/
263461940/mentally-ill-inmates-often-locked-up-in-jails-that-cant-help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mental illness in prisons

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/
opinion/mental-illness-in-california-prisons.html

 

 

 

 

schizophrenic inmate

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/19/
520743255/after-schizophrenic-inmate-dies-in-a-shower-florida-prosecutor-finds-no-wrongdoi

 

 

 

 

suicide watch

 

 

 

 

suicide

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/27/
426742309/the-shock-of-confinement-the-grim-reality-of-suicide-in-jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Psychologist Warden        NYT        8 August 2015

 

 

 

 

The Psychologist Warden        Video        The New York Times        8 August 2015

 

A new warden at Cook County Jail in Chicago

is looking for ways to treat

an influx of mentally ill inmates.

 

Her hiring comes at a time

when many public mental health facilities

have closed.

 

Produced by: Brent McDonald and Emily B. Hager

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1OR024L

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srm11pQ1eTM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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