CO: Supermax prison officials move to address mental health after lawsuit

From the article: “Officials at the highest-security federal prison in America have taken steps to address mental- health issues among the prison’s inmates, following a lawsuit that accuses the government of indifference.”

The lawsuit’s allegations included transferring inmates to the Supermax who were known to be mentally ill and then stopping treatment.  According to the suit, at least six inmates have killed themselves at the prison.

In response to the suit, prison staff added more mental health staff and increased information to inmates regarding mental health services.

Is it just me, or is it pretty much universally known at this point that housing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement is not the best idea?

Read the article here.

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