Justice

  Andy JonesNovember 25, 2016
  by Andy JonesNovember 7, 2016
by Andy JonesOctober 21, 2016
On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities is a short documentary produced by the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project. On the Outs follows three inmates with various disabilities, including vision impairment, brain injury, and mental illness, through all...
Why Washington Jails Must Screen for Mental Illness and Cognitive Disabilities September 14, 2016 The AVID Jail Project has released the latest in a series of reports about Washington jails. "You Can't Just "Tell"" finds that people with mental illness and cognitive disabilities are over-...
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Segregation disproportionately affects inmates with mental illness, according to a report released today by the AVID Prison Project, and experts assert most inmates acquire mental illness or experience worsened symptoms as a result of conditions in segregation. Today, 80,000 to 100,000 inmates are...
“Mental health programs are more readily available than they were a year ago . . . From when I first came in here to now, it’s better – they’re more caring . . . The way mental health is starting to deal with people faster is really good.” – Danny Hawkins, inmate in a restricted unit, comparing...

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