According to federal data from 2011-2012, more than 40% of jail inmates reported having been told by a mental health professional that they had a mental health disorder

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A Turbulent Mind

September 4, 2018

Andrew Goldstein’s crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he’s released this month

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State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments

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Leading scientists propose to track salt’s effects on health by controlling how much is given to inmate volunteers

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“Compassionate release” has bipartisan support as a way to reduce the federal prison population and save taxpayer money. New data shows that it’s rarely used

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A federal judge considers $1 million in fines for a private provider’s “pervasive and intractable failures.”

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Overdose deaths dropped sharply. A first-in-the-nation program offering a range of medications to Rhode Island inmates who are addicted to opioids appears to have lowered the number of overdose deaths among people recently released from jail and prison, researchers reported Wednesday

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Rahsaan Thomas writes: “I have complained about my slowly worsening health issues since 2003. With every new symptom, I file a request to see the doctor and jump through hoops to get an appointment. At least seven of them have said the same thing: I’m healthy. I don’t believe it, though, because I don’t trust the system to care about the quality of life of a man convicted of murder.”

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