Settlement To End Solitary Confinement For Pennsylvania Inmates With Serious Mental Illnesses

The AP (1/7, Jackson) reports that under a settlement released Jan. 6 between the Pennsylvania Corrections Department and the “Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, which sued the state in federal court in March 2013,” Pennsylvania inmates with serious mental illnesses “who misbehave will be diverted to special treatment units instead of being put in isolated cells.” Potentially affected by the settlement will be some 4,000 of the “nearly 51,000 inmates in the state prison system.”

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— “PENNSYLVANIA TO EXPAND TREATMENT FOR MENTALLY ILL INMATES,” Peter Jackson, Associated Press, January 6, 2015.

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