Mental Illness

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3:59 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People

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An initiative that aims to work against the cycle of incarcerating people that suffer from mental illness is taking hold in Louisville.

The Assertive Community Treatment will seek out people who, because of mental illness, continuously cycle through the corrections system. The initiative  is meant to  provide needed services and treatment to help the person successfully reintegrate into society.

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Local News
10:23 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates

 

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.

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.

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