Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Incarcerated Mentally Ill

Ah, it's a ClinkShrink topic but she's off for the weekend answering a call to the opera, so I'm filling in and posting an article from The New York Times.  Abby Goodnough writes in "Deal to Reduce Isolation of Mentally Ill Inmates,"

The settlement results from a lawsuit filed in 2007 by an advocacy group. It sought to stop Massachusetts from placing mentally ill inmates with disciplinary problems in small isolation cells for up to 23 hours a day, saying that doing so violated their constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.