Mentally Ill OK Inmates Dying At ‘Alarming Rate,’ Paper Finds

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When Oklahoma closed its psychiatric hospitals, the state turned patients into inmates. The Oklahoman says it will explore this issue in its "Epidemic Ignored" series, a yearlong project about the state's mental health system. The newspaper found that mentally ill inmates are dying at an alarming rate, arguably because of inadequate care. “We celebrated the closings of these large . . .

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