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The True Facts About Mental Illness Behind Bars & Mass Incarceration

When prisons can’t address mental illnesses properly for inmates, it becomes a larger issue of cruel and unusual punishment leading to mass incarceration. 1.2 million individuals are in jails and prisons each year. Between 300,000 and 400,000 are incarcerated on any given day. These are overwhelming figures for those individuals living with mental illness in Read More…

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Judge Orders Fasting Inmates in Washington Be Given Ramadan Meals

A federal court judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide adequate Ramadan meals to incarcerated Muslims during their fasting. US District Judge Ronald Leighton has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four inmates at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, Read More…

Obesity in Black Men Linked to Familial Incarceration
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Familial Incarceration Linked to Obesity in Black Men

There are countless consequences on an individual’s mental and physical health after incarceration. It is no secret that African American men are one of the most disenfranchised group in the United States and are incarcerated more than any other. Now, scientists say there’s a connection between obesity in Black men with familial incarceration. How Is Read More…