MUSKEGON CHRONICLE, APRIL 8, 2010:
A state-commissioned University of Michigan study says about 65% of prisoners with severe mental illness get no treatment behind bars. The Michigan Corrections Department hired the university to conduct the study, mandated by a 2007 law. Professor Brant Fries and his collaborators interviewed 618 inmates between May 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009, and reviewed prison records. Michigan had about 48,000 prisoners then, and about 9,700 had severe psychiatric illnesses.
OK, Michigan voters, what are you going to do about it?
HFP will continue to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. But we need your muscle!
HUMANITY FOR PRISONERS
P.O. Box 687
Grand Haven, MI 49417