Mental Illnesses In The Criminal Justice System

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The Criminal Justice system is slowly changing for the better but of course some of the problems are not being taken into consideration as a major issue. The treatment of mentally ill inmates and drug users are being overlooked. The media depicts the major travesties that happen in our criminal justice system when it comes to murder and rape but the treatment of inmates is hardly ever mentioned. Media announcements and news are what grasps most people’s attention to protest for change and petition for justice. Mental illness and drug abuse of inmates is not a widely discussed topic, but that doesn’t mean that its not an issue Look at the bigger picture the government will not only save millions but they will also assist in lowering the current
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