Surgeon General Says US Prisons Are “Filled With People Who Need Help.”

The Oklahoman (4/13) reports Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said at a healthcare journalism conference, “We find that our prisons are filled with people who need help, who need treatment, and aren’t able to get the kind of support and treatment that they need because they were incarcerated instead of being connected to treatment.” The Oklahoman reports that Murthy often travels around the country speaking about the need for the US to do more to help people struggling with addiction and mental illness.

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— “Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: ‘Our prisons are filled with people who need help’,” Jaclyn Cosgrove, The Oklahoman, April 11, 2016.

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