Monday, July 23, 2007

Mental Health in the CJ System

Jamestown will soon be one of the few cities in New York offering a "mental health court", similar to the existing "drug court" and other alternative-to-incarceration programs. An article on the Niagara County version is available here.

In related news, the Governor and legislators have been working on the issue of the treatment of seriously mentally ill inmates. A recent article from the downstate Journal News discussees the solitary confinement compromise recently reached by the state leaders.


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