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Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do about It

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A Disturbing and Shocking Expose-A Passionate Cry for Reform"Prison Madness" exposes the brutality and failure of today's correctional system-for all prisoners-but especially the incredible conditions Andured by those suffering from serious mental disorders.

"A passionately argued and brilliantly written wake-up call to America about the myriad ways our penal systems brutal...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 5th 1999 by Jossey-Bass
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Jamie
very upsetting, needless to say, yet articulately written, thoroughly researched and reverently told.
Larissa
I liked it but would have preferred he backed of some of the things he stated as fact with some data and references throughout the book. I(Such as the number of homeless people with mental illness- he says it is not that high but it's not clear where he gathered that- personal experience or from a published study)I liked his overall point of view and think this is a good book for a general audience.
Heidi Sinderman
excellent. disturbing if you have any heart for these issues, but very important and good.
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I'm about half way and finding it a most difficult read. Absolutely harrowing. Will persist, though
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