AL Case on Prisons, Mental Illness Going to Trial

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A non-jury trial is scheduled for next month on claims that the Alabama prison system provides substandard care for mentally ill inmates, reports Al.com. As many as 40 or 50 prisoners could testify. Bill Van Der Pol of the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program said the prison system fails to identify mental illness in many inmates and understates the severity of illness in others . . .

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