February 12, 2014
South Carolina has spent almost $900,000 on defending the Department of Corrections for their mistreatment of mentally ill inmates. Judge Baxley has already ruled for the state to develop a plan to improve the state’s handling of mentally ill prisoners, but the state is currently trying to appeal this ruling—spending more and more tax payer money to not correct the problem. new balance 2018 pas cher Help us fight back against this appeal by signing our petition! You can also take the time to read Rehinge’s mental health reform proposed changes to the SC Department of Corrections.
COLUMBIA — The state has spent almost $900,000 with a private law firm since 2005, defending the Department of Corrections against a lawsuit asking for better treatment of inmates with serious mental illness, the agency has confirmed. acheter newbalance en ligne Circuit Judge Michael Baxley last month found that the state’s prison system has repeatedly violated the rights of the seriously mentally ill, in some cases resulting in their deaths, and ordered the agency to develop a plan of improvements within six months. acheter newbalance His 45-page order included individual horror stories, including cases in which inmates were placed in solitary for years, strapped into restraining chairs in painful positions and left naked and in filth in cold, empty cells. new balance sitemap Sen. acheter newbalance en ligne Karl Allen, a Greenville lawyer and a member of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, said the amount spent on defending against the suit is “almost borderline ridiculous.”
Later in the article, Paton Blough was interviewed by the Greenville News:
Paton Blough, a Greenville mental health advocate, had asked the prison system for the amount it spent defending itself from the lawsuit. soldes newbalance chaussures “I think it’s a tragic waste,” he said of the money spent.