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Third Annual Crime, Violence, and Mental Illness Conference

Anne Arundel Community College is hosting the Third Annual Crime, Violence, and Mental Illness Conference in Arnold, Maryland. Sessions will include: A Crisis in America: Addressing Mental Illness Prioritizing Resources: Guns, Violence,…
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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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Yoga Helps At-risk Girls Cope with Trauma, Georgetown Law Report Finds – PR Web

Georgetown Law's Center on Poverty and Inequality released a report this week on specialized yoga programs. The report found that such programs can help at-risk girls overcome the harmful effects of childhood trauma. Read more.
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Does the Death Penalty Target People who are Mentally Ill? – The Washington Post

This week, The Washington Post published Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner and Betsy Neill's analysis on the use of the capital punishment on people with mental illness.  While the majority of Americas oppose the execution of people with mental illness,…
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Officials Ruled Inmate’s ‘Boiling’ Death an Accident: But Documents Show They Omitted Key Details – The Huffington Post

Earlier this month, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, announced that correctional officers would not be criminally charged with the 2012 death  of Darren Rainey, a severely mentally ill inmate…
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The Scariest Part Of Working In A Prison Isn’t The Inmates – The Thought Catalog

A substance abuse counselor for a prison explains how trauma and mental illness influences mass incarceration. Read more.