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Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill
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Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill

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by Mary Beth Pfeiffer
 

ISBN-10: 0786717459

ISBN-13: 9780786717453

Pub. Date: 05/15/2007

Publisher: Basic Books


Crazy in America shows how people suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and other serious psychological illnesses are regularly incarcerated because alternative care is not available. Once behind bars, they are frequently punished again for behavior that is psychotic, not criminal. A compelling and important examination of a shocking

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Crazy in America shows how people suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and other serious psychological illnesses are regularly incarcerated because alternative care is not available. Once behind bars, they are frequently punished again for behavior that is psychotic, not criminal. A compelling and important examination of a shocking human rights abuse in our midst, Crazy in America is an indictment of a society that incarcerates its weakest and most vulnerable citizens — causing them to emerge sicker and more damaged.

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ISBN-13:
9780786717453
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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