Judge: Prisons Mistreat Mentally Ill

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January 09, 2014

Read the full article in the Greenville News.

COLUMBIA — The state’s prison system has failed its inmates who have serious mental health illness, according to a scathing, 45-page ruling by a state judge who detailed cases in which inmates were placed in solitary for years, put naked into restraining chairs in painful positions and left naked and in filth in cold, empty cells. newbalance chaussures Circuit Judge Michael Baxley ruled Wednesday that the South Carolina Department of Corrections had violated the constitutional rights of prisoners with serious mental illness. soldes newbalance The agency late Wednesday issued a three-sentence statement saying it would appeal Baxley’s decision. NEW BALANCE en France “Mental health is not just a corrections’ problem, it’s a national problem that all sectors of society are working to address,” the agency said in its statement. new balance sitemap The agency didn’t address any of the specific allegations.

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