1 in 6 U.S. Inmates Is Mentally Ill, Says Human Rights Watch

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http://www.hrw.org/press/2003/10/us102203.htm http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/22/nyregion/22PRIS.html A report by Human Rights Watch about mental illness in American prisons concludes: --One in six prisoners is mentally ill, suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. --There are three times as many men and women with mental illness in U.S. prisons as in mental health hospitals. --The rate of mental illness in . . .

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