Prison Reform....And Psychiatric Hospitals

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    The time is coming, and soon, when we are going to have to decide if we want prisons to house our critically mentally ill, or if we want psychiatric hospitals and long-term care facilities to do it.

    We are doing the best we can in the K-12 schools with the explosion--and I do mean explosion--of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues in the last 5-10 years. But we can barely keep a lid on all that's going on, and if we had anything like a real media in this nation, you would be hearing about the violence that happens every day, in every school I know about, including preschools. Yes, preschools.

    Many of these children are labeled "special needs", and that's not invalid. But the law doesn't care if you're special needs and you assault someone, especially once you turn 18. Unless something changes and fast, these people WILL end up in the penal system. Once there: are they going to end up in prison systems, or are we going to open up better facilities?

    Should We Bring Back Public Psychiatric Hospitals?
     
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    Yes Mental health systems need a return. One side for non-violent, other side for the cray cray.

    That boy in Broward county would have been in Chattahoochee and never hurt anyone if it was the 60s.
     
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    The criminally insane should be prisoned. The rest are usually the homeless and we should have soup kitchens for them and shelters. You want them to be drugged up in a hospital. Most do not even like the shelters.
     
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    Psychiatry is more art than science. It is devlishly difficult to predict the future conductof those afflicted with psychological pathologies with any great degree of suuccess. It was decided that "mainstreaming" those who were deemed not violent and did not wish to be on custodial care was their right.
     
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    Penny wants mentally ill people in prisons and also, homeless.

    Noted. Penny.
     
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    But now they are in prison. I don't think that's a great solution--long-term mental care in prison.
     
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    That's where they are now.
     
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    It's not very often you get liberals to admit they actually CONDONE mentally ill people being housed in prisons..and on the street, with occasional stops for shelters.

    But then there's Penny.
     
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    You would have to be penologist to distinguish between a prison mental ward and a place like Atascadero, whatever they're called thtese days.
     
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    Prisons don't have 'mental wards'. I mean not really. They might have a few cells for mental patients. But it's prison.
     
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