Tag: criminal justice system

The Unique Way the Dutch Treat Mentally Ill Prisoners

In this piece for BBC, Melissa Hogenboom reports on the way that people who have been convicted of crimes and diagnosed with mental illness are...

Bad Science Puts Innocent People in Jail and Keeps Them There

From The Washington Post: The development of DNA testing in the 1990s has revealed that a great deal of the forensic evidence used to convict...

Study Finds Mistreatment and Psychological Distress Among LGBT Prisoners in the...

The rate of incarceration for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals is roughly three times that of the general population and they experience significantly higher rates of victimization and mistreatment in prison.