American Jails Are Becoming Last-Resort Psychiatric Wards. The Result Is Brutality.


As correctional facilities in the U.S. struggle to address a long-term surge in inmates with mental health issues, a New York Times exposé on the city’s Rikers Island jail demonstrates in brutal and specific detail what happens when corrections officers are given a job that might better be handled by…

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