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Mental health in correctional systems.
Terry A Kupers M.D.
The coronavirus is being allowed to incubate in jails and prisons, killing many and spreading into the community because of gross mismanagement.
Is the dominance hierarchy in prison so different from that of the outside world?
The assault on women occurs every day in prison, and in our midst.
We need to treat individuals suffering from mental illness in the community, not behind bars.
Immigration detention centers are the sites of grossly inhumane treatment.
Criminalizing mental illness merely compounds the problem.
Solitary confinement does damage.
Terry Allen Kupers, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Professor Emeritus at The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology. He is an expert on the mental health effects of solitary confinement