Society of Correctional Physicians Calls for Caution Placing Mentally Ill in Segregation

  title={Society of Correctional Physicians Calls for Caution Placing Mentally Ill in Segregation},
  author={Marc F. Stern},
  journal={Journal of Correctional Health Care},
  pages={92 - 94}
  • M. Stern
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Correctional Health Care
When Carly Simon sang ‘‘Nobody does it better’’ in 1977, she may have been describing the U.S. penal system . . . at least if you believe that more is better. The United States imprisons 716 of its citizens per 100,000, more than any other nation. We surpass Cuba (510), Russia (475), and even Iran (284; Walmsley, 2013). We are ‘‘good’’ at two other things, too. We are good at imprisoning citizens who are mentally ill. As a result of what is called deinstitutionalization—I prefer to call it… 
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