“Systemic Failures Persist” in California Prison Mental Health Care, Judge Rules

The way we treat individuals in prison is atrocious as it is. This is inexcusable and supposedly even with a very minor amount of improvement over the past 20 years or so. And even that tiny amount had to be FORCED upon the state by the federal courts! Things need to change folks or one day when you are the one sitting in prison you’ll wish they had.
If you don’t think that is possible you’d better remember that the feds add an extra 1000 or more new laws to the Federal Register each and every year. That doesn’t even include your state and local yocals. So…You and I are all guilty of some crime. They just haven’t chosen to enforce the one we are guilty of yet. They will. (E)

Oh and one more thing-ya better learn to get along with ALL kinds of people no matter how much you disagree with them. Find some common ground. I’ve recently learned I have a lot more in common with former Black Panthers than some christians.

Moorbey'z Blog

April 8, 2013  By Sal Rodriguez
California Security Housing Unit Cell
California Security Housing Unit Cell
California Governor Jerry Brown’s bid to end federal control over the state prison system’s mental health system was denied in federal court on Friday, April 5, in a sharply worded ruling by U.S. District JudgeLawrence K. Karlton. In the 68-page ruling, Judge Karlton determined that  “systemic failures persist in the form of inadequate suicide prevention measures, excessive administrative segregation of the mentally ill, lack of timely access to adequate care, insufficient treatment space and access to beds, and unmet staffing needs.”
The ruling comes following months of campaigning and litigating by Governor Brown and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to end federal oversight of the California prison system. Friday’s ruling is the latest enforcement of the 1995 case Coleman v. Wilson, a federal class action suit filed against then-California Governor Pete…

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5 responses to ““Systemic Failures Persist” in California Prison Mental Health Care, Judge Rules

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  • Stan

    If you, or the ‘expert’ you are consulting does not have a record you are not getting the real story, ask a convict about prison and you are likely to get a well educated response because when one struggles against the system they tend to lock you up, and if you are there you may as well educate your neighbors.

    Old convicts certainly know why they are there, and it has nothing to do with whatever crime is in their jackets,….

    • ephraiyim

      Stan Please forgive me if I have in any way come across as being some sort of “expert”. I do have a record but was fortunate enough to have never spent time on the inside, still a felon though. The person whose blog I get much of my information and referring articles served a nickle, though I am unsure where, if that would even matter.
      My purpose for posting the articles on prisons and prisoner abuses is to bring it to the attention of those who happen to come to my blog. Many of whom, I have gathered from some of their comments, are white, lower to middle class folk who may have had no exposure to such things.
      I do believe that change can occur if people on the outside become active in whatever ways they can. This, as I am mostly homebound because of disability, is my small way of trying to do that.
      I apologize for offending anyone who has had to actually be in the system and deal with it as that was never my intention.

      • Stan

        Nah, you didn’t offend me, I’m just pointing out that opinions are only as good as the information that went into forming them. Garbage in, garbage out.

        If you ask someone employed by the system their response will betray their dependency on the system.

        Prisons are acutally, and figuratively, a waste of time. The folks that run them know that they are only creating more criminals, it is in their best interest that crime continue to grow in the population.

        To seek redress from the system is a waste of time, we will know freedom when we get into the streets, meet our neighbors, and take it back from the ‘authorities’.

        Until that happens we are just spitting into the wind and wondering why we are getting wet,…

        I would enjoy adding you to my discussion group, does this platform give you my email??

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