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S.C. Judge Rules for Better Conditions For Inmates with Serious Mental Health Issues

January 8, 2014

From Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 8, 2014
Contact: Gloria Prevost, Executive Director
Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Phone: 866-275-7273
Columbia 803-782-0639
prevost@pandasc.org

Joy Jay, Executive Director
Mental Health America of South Carolina
(803) 779-5363
jjay@mha-sc.org


S.C. Judge Rules for Better Conditions For Inmates with Serious Mental Health Issues

COLUMBIA, SC – The S.C. Department of Corrections mental health program is "inherently flawed and systemically deficient in all major areas," and prison officials should address the constitutional deficiencies and provide more humane treatment of prison inmates with serious mental health illnesses, a circuit court judge ruled today.

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