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By the numbers: Mental illness behind bars

May 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Depression

Uninsured former inmates stand to gain health care under Medicaid expansion. Screen grab by PBS NewsHour Weekend Psychological disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and trauma-related disorders, are rampant among inmates, and mental illness itself is a risk factor for landing in jail. “We’ve, frankly, criminalized the mentally ill, and used local jails as de facto mental health ...

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