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The East Mississippi Correctional Facility Is ‘Hell on Earth’

March 6, 2018

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By Carl Takei, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality March 5, 2018 At the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, where Mississippi sends some of the most seriously mentally ill people in the state prison system, even the most troubled patients are routinely ignored and the worst cases of self-harm are treated with […]

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

September 9, 2016

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By Dr. Nicholas Kardaras August 27, 2016 | 7:54pm   “I walked into his room to check on him. He was supposed to be sleeping — and I was just so frightened…” She found him sitting up in his bed staring wide-eyed, his bloodshot eyes looking into the distance as his glowing iPad lay next […]

Mental Health Bill Caters to Big Pharma and Would Expand Coercive Treatments

August 20, 2016

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Friday, 06 November 2015 00:00 By Oryx Cohen, Truthout | Op-Ed Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), right, and former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a news conference about the Affordable Care Act at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, October 23, 2013. (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) On its surface, the mental […]