Food for Thought - There are 10 times more mentally ill in Prison...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

  2. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Yep. It was brilliant to give mentally ill people "civil rights" including the psychotic and disoriented. (That is sarcasm)
  3. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    A great deal of mentally ill prisoners are where they are because they did not get the treatment they needed; for a variety of reasons
  4. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Yep. They shoved all the money into prisons and punishment and fear, and didn't do much about the root cause of most of it - excluding kids who don't fit in. The numbers should he WAY different. The money should be in education and therapy and treatment with a little bit of parks & rec & after school programs added for god measure. Even all of that together would be cheaper, but apparently fear is a great motivator and shoving people who need help into prisons makes other people feel safe. BAH!

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  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

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