From Patients to Prisoners

Number 27555
Subject Mental Health
Source Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Year 2015
Publication Date between July 20 and Dec 30, 2015
Summary From Patients to Prisoners initially was pegged to the 10-year anniversary of the closing of Harrisburg State Hospital and the desire to find out the effects of its removal from the state system. What it turned into was a broader look at how those with serious mental illnesses in this country are marginalized and how, more specifically, thousands of seriously mentally ill people are imprisoned in correctional facilities that often do more to aggravate their conditions than treat them.
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Keywords hospitals; mental; prison; mental; illness
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