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Articles by Gary A. Harki

Horrific Deaths, Brutal Treatment: Mental Illness in America’s Jails

by Gary A. Harki, The Virginian-Pilot

Bradley Thomas had bipolar disorder and was in a severe depressive episode when he was arrested for a misdemeanor in Oregon. He had spit on his landlord’s face and threatened her husband with a sword.

While in jail, Thomas refused meals and medication. His ...