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Publication • August 1, 2017
Physicians for Human Rights - Neither Justice Nor Treatment, 2017 Physicians for Human Rights Neither Justice Nor Treatment Drug Courts in the United States June 2017 There are more than 3,100 drug courts operating in the United States. But while the courts’ proponents say they reduce recidivism for people with ...
Report Finds Alabama Prisons Are Deliberately Indifferent to Prisoner’s Medical Needs by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama prisoners live in “human warehouses” where “systemic indifference discrimination and dangerous – even life-threatening – conditions are the norm.” That factual finding was drawn in a 2014 report that followed an investigation ...
Building Bridges - An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration, Bazelon Center, 2002 Building Bridges An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration MODEL LAW AND COMMENTARY ...
A Way Forward - Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works, ACLU & Bazelon, 2014 A WAY FORWARD: Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works TABLE OF CONTENTS I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.......................................................................................................... 1 A. FINDINGS............................................................................................................................ ...
New Federal Study Shows Half of Incarcerated Veterans Have Mental Disorder by Derek Gilna A new study released in December of 2015 by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), for the period of 2011 to 2012, shows that although the percentage of veterans in the state and ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Oregon Judges Implicitly Authorized to Order Involuntary Psychotropic Medication by In a case of first impression, on March 20, 2014, the En Banc Oregon Supreme Court held that Oregon law implicitly authorizes trial courts to order involuntary psychotropic medication to restore a criminal defendant’s trial competency. The Court held, however, ...
Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill, Urban Institute, 2015 CRIME AND JUSTICE RESEARCH REPORT The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System A Scan of Practice and Background Analysis KiDeuk Kim March 2015 Miriam Becker-Cohen Maria Serakos ABOUT THE URBAN INSTITUTE The nonprofit Urban Institute ...
Torture in Healthcare Settings, CHRHL, 2013 Torture in Healthcare Settings: Reflections on the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2013 Thematic Report C E N T E R F O R H U M A N R I G H T S & H U M A N I TA R I ...
U.S. Prisons Filled with America’s Mentally Ill by Derek Gilna In April 2014, the National Sheriffs’ Association and Treatment Advocacy Center released a comprehensive joint report titled “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey.” Authored by both experts in mental illness and law ...
California Overmedicates Prisoners with Psychotropic Drugs by David Reutter California prison mental health care workers are practicing “defensive medicine” and overmedicating their patients with psychotropic medications. Fear of triggering a lawsuit or federal court order drives the practice, admits a former top prison official. An Associated Press report found spending ...
Article • February 17, 2016
Oregon Sell Order Authorized Even if State Hospital Disagrees by Mark Wilson The En Banc Oregon Supreme Court held that trial courts have implied authority to issue Sell orders directing the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) to administer involuntary medication to restore a criminal defendant's capacity to stand trial, even when ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
19. Alternative Report on Force Drugging, Forced Electroshock and Mental Health Screening for Children, ICCPR Coalition Report Submission of the Disability Working Group To the Human Rights Committee Prepared by Tina Minkowitz and Al Galves, with the assistance of Celia Brown, Myra Kovary and Eve Remba On behalf of: New ...
Article • November 13, 2015
Ninth Circuit Vacates Involuntary Medication Order for Sell Violations by Ninth Circuit Vacates Involuntary Medication Order for Sell Violations On May 7, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an involuntary medication order to restore a criminal defendant’s competency to stand trial, finding that it violated Sell v. United ...
Ninth Circuit Vacates Plethysmograph & Medication Conditions by Ninth Circuit Vacates Plethysmograph & Medication Conditions The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court should have articulated findings supporting special conditions of supervised release requiring a sex offender to submit to plethysmograph testing and medication. In September 2003, ...
Article • April 15, 2013
8th Circuit: Prisoner's Right to Avoid Involuntary Medication Safeguarded Only by Minimal Procedural Due Process Protections by In a case alleging that a prisoner's transfer, detention, and involuntary medication violated his Due Process rights, the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant prison ...
California’s Behavior Modification Programs – Abuse of Prisoners, Racism and Cover-Ups by Ill-conceived experiments in behavior modification by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) have led to allegations of racism, abuse of prisoners, retaliation and cover-ups, plus a state Senate inquiry. In 2005 and 2006, the CDCR initiated ...
Minnesota: 1999 Law Requiring Sex Offenders To Undergo Mental Health Treatment Cannot Be Applied Retroactively by John Dannenberg by John E. Dannenberg The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that a 1999 statutory amendment mandating all sex offenders to undergo mental health treatment was an ex post facto law as applied ...
Treatment Required For Prisoners Committing Sex Offenses In Prison by Bob Williams By Bob Williams The Colorado Court of Appeals rejected a plea by a state prisoner to avoid Colorado's Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) which the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) requires based on sexually based disciplinary infractions. Timothy ...
Article • May 15, 2011
Requests to BOP by Sentencing Judge not Reviewable on Appeal by Federal criminal defendants may not appeal requests made by district judges to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided October 26, 2009. Jerry Hebert pled guilty to bank robbery. At his ...
Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to “Pharmacologic Waterboarding” by by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye The Defense Department forced all “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health ...
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