Link: http://time.com/4286829/mental-health-care-prisons/

By Nathaniel P. Morris
April 18, 2016

 

We should improve mental-health care in the correctional system

Last fall, I worked as a medical student on a psychiatric jail unit at Bellevue Hospital. We cared for patients with mental illness in the New York City correctional system, with the bulk of our patients coming from Rikers Island.