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Mentally Ill Prisoners Boot the SHU

By Danielle

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On January 15, 2008, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill that mandates the removal of imprisoned people with serious psychiatric disabilities from 24-hour solitary confinement. Under the new law, these individuals will be moved into treatment-based secure facilities instead. The law also requires the state to conduct mental health assessments of everyone housed in segregated or special housing units (known as SHUs). The Associated Press reports in part: New York has had more p read more

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Full post as published by Mental Disability Law Blog on January 22, 2008 (boomark / email).

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