Mental Illness http://wfpl.org en Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-officials-introduce-program-meant-help-jailed-mentally-ill-people <p>An initiative that aims to work against the cycle of incarcerating people that suffer from mental illness is taking hold in Louisville.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&amp;id=53412&amp;cn=0">Assertive Community Treatment</a> will seek out people who, because of mental illness, continuously cycle through the corrections system. The initiative&nbsp; is meant to &nbsp;provide needed services and treatment to help the person successfully reintegrate into society.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:59:09 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9334 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-indiana-indifferent-mentally-ill-inmates <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p>INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge says Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the Indiana Department of Correction doesn't provide adequate treatment for mentally ill prisoners in violation of their constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:23:08 +0000 Associated Press 3223 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates