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America needs insane asylums


Prisons now function as the asylums for many in America.

The article’s authors say:

“For persons with severe and treatment-resistant psychotic disorders, who are too unstable or unsafe for community-based treatment, the choice  {now} is between … prison, homelessness and acute hospitalization or long-term psychiatric institutionalization. The financially sensible and morally appropriate way forward includes a return to psychiatric asylums that are safe, modern, and humane.”

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