Mentally Ill In Federal Prison

The Crime Report (TCR) — ‘Troubling’ Use of Solitary in Federal Prisons” ( March 16, 2015)  By Cara Tabachnick

“Inmates in the federal prison system who suffer from mental illness are routinely kept in solitary confinement for extensive periods without proper treatment, according to the first-ever audit of the Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) segregation policies. The 250-page-plus report, completed in December, but not made public until now, detailed numerous areas in which the BOP was failing its mentally ill inmates, but did not offer concrete solutions on how to alleviate the use of solitary confinement…”



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