Stop Criminalizing Mental Illness

Elyn Saks

A Tale of Mental Illenss—From The Inside

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Corral de Locos
(Courtyard with Lunatics)

Francisco de Goya (1746 - 1828)
[Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
We must stop
mental illness. It's
a national tragedy and scandal that
the L.A. County Jail is the biggest
psychiatric facility in the
United States. American
prisons and jails
are filled with people
who suffer from
severe mental illness, and many
of them are there because
they never
treatment. I could have
easily ended
up there
or on the streets

--Elyn Saks

South Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Smolensky, Esq., on the World Wide Web.