Nashville grand jury: Society must stop criminalizing mental illness – Yes. A model for the Nation! kra

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness | Comments

Ken’s Comments: The problem of the mentally ill in our prisons is HUGE. Depending which study one reads, between 35% and 55% of  America’s inmates suffer from mental illness.  The Waffle House shooting in Tennessee has prompted much needed changes in the way that the Nashville Police Department deals with the mentally ill. A Grand Jury studied the issue, and pursuant to their findings, we shall now see more people with mental...

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Essay on Being Different -kra

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | Comments

The neglect of the mentally ill, and using our prisons to warehouse many of them, costs us more than $444 Billion per year!   Essay on Being Different   When my son was 5 or 6, we were enjoying the day swimming and playing at one of the many lakes in Orlando. Had a picnic in the park … just having fun “hanging out”. A van with 7 or 8 children with Downs Syndrome pulled up and the kids got out and sat at two nearby tables/benches. As...

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If you are an otter, you might be gobbled up by an alligator. kra

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

If you are an otter, you might be gobbled up by an alligator. If you are a gazelle, you might be gobbled up by lions. If you are a monkey, you might be gobbled up by a python. If you are a human, you might be gobbled up by our criminal justice system! If you don’t think so, you might be very sadly mistaken. There are at least 10,000 INNOCENT people rotting away in our prisons today! To understand the problems and the solutions, spend an...

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Governor Wolf Signs Clean Slate Bill, Calls for More Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   It took us 45 years of wrong laws, simplistic thinking, and corruption (the lobbying and campaign donations – “legal bribery”  –  for MORE prisons and more wrong laws by police unions, prison workers’ unions, all the private contractors making a fortune from injustice – private prisons* and “health care” providers* chief among them ) to make a royal mess of the system...

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Mentally Ill Colorado Prisoner Who Gouged Out His Eyes Sues Sheriff

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   See some of the many articles on this website about the mentally ill. Ever since our prisons became the prime place – the new warehouses –  where we put them (and most need treatment, NOT prison), the neglect of the mentally ill has cost us $444 billion annually! Each one of these tragedies is needless, and each one is a mother’s son. I get the calls daily about prison “health care”...

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Numerous Deaths, Sealed Settlements in North Carolina Jails

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   There are excellent related articles on our website about this American epidemic of injustice: about the secrecy, the “heads in the sand” of so many officials, the breadth and depth of the problem ,the failure of accountability,  the unnecessary colossal costs to every taxpayer, the remarkable efforts by prison staff to cover up their crimes, and the human suffering. Excerpts from the Article:  ...

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