The Desperate and the Dead: Prisons

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison

The Boston Globe

“People don’t realize,” his dad remembers Nick saying that summer, “the person who went into prison was much better than the person who came out.”

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The Desperate and the Dead: Courts

A courtroom suicide shows the court’s unpreparedness to deal with mentally ill defendants.

The Boston Globe 

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team highlights how courts are ill equipped to handle defendants with mental illness.

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