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He Defended the Woman Who Drowned Her Five Children — Then Dedicated His Life to Making Sure It Never Happens Again – Narratively

George Parnham represented Andrea Yates, who was charged with drowning her five children. Yates was ultimately found not guilty by reason of insanity, primarily due to her severe case of postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Since…
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A Popular Psychology Technique is Being Used to Reform the Prison System – Quartz

Some prisons are using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to reform the criminal justice system. Read more.
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Psychiatrist Recalls ‘Heartbreak And Hope’ On Bellevue’s Prison Ward – NPR

On this episode of Fresh Air, Bellevue Prison psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Ford discusses her experiences treating inmates suffering from mental illness. Read more.
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John Hinckley Left the Mental Hospital Seven Months Ago – New York Magazine

In 1982, John Hinckley was tried for an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. On June 21, a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity and Hinckley was confined to a psychiatric care institution until his release in 2016, when…

Florida Ranks 49th in Mental Health Services – WESH 2 News

Despite a new report that Florida ranks 49th in the country for mental health services, legislators are considering a $50 million budget cut. Watch the report.