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California's Mentally Ill Inmates To Get Special Units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners. 565 more words


Tuesday Rising: Arts Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts

In examining the role of the arts in our lives, do not overlook its impact on those who have been in trouble with society. California was the pioneer in offering the arts to men and women in prisons–not just painting and the other visual arts but also music, theater, the performing arts as well. 82 more words