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Prison Madness

The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It

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Prison Madness by Terry Kupers
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A Disturbing and Shocking Expose-A Passionate Cry for ReformPrison Madness exposes the brutality and failure of today's correctional system-for all prisoners-but especially the incredible conditions Andured by those suffering from serious mental disorders. "A passionately argued and brilliantly written wake-up call to America about the myriad ways our penal systems brutalize our entire culture. Dr. Kupers not only diagnoses the problem, he also offers a set of solutions. I hope this book will be read by all concerned citizens and voters, for it conveys truths that are vitally important to all of us."-James Gilligan, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and author of Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic

Author Biography

TERRY KUPERS M.D., a psychiatrist and professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, is cochair of the Committee on the Mentally Ill Behind Bars of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. He has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen class action lawsuits concerning the conditions of confinement and the adequacy of mental health services in jails and prisons. Kupers has also served as a consultant to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and to Human Rights Watch.
Release date NZ
January 22nd, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Pages
336
Dimensions
165x235x26
ISBN-13
9780787943615
Product ID
3077798

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