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For Mentally Ill Inmates, Health Care Behind Bars Is Often Out Of Reach

Posted by April E. Olson | Feb 03, 2012

A man who was declared suicidal by a New Mexico jail and alleges he was then left to rot in solitary confinement for nearly two years is just one of many former inmates who say they were denied essential mental health services while incarcerated at that detention center, which like others across the country has struggled with how to treat the mentally ill.

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