Mental Health Treatment Matters
Mental illness can affect anyone, and everyone deserves the care and treatment they need. Currently the criminal justice system lacks the resources and proper training to provide the comprehensive treatment necessary for individuals with mental illness in their care. We are a Massachusetts based organization that seeks to advocate for the access to mental health treatment and care for all people regardless of their legal standing.
Advocate for persons suffering from serious mental illness and involved in the criminal justice system; to ensure that they are provided a continuum of proper psychiatric care, medical treatment, and clinical services across the entire spectrum of the legal and justice systems.
- Charging for prison phone calls burdens familiesWhile the SJC ponders the “legalized kickbacks” of telecom contracts, lawmakers can fix this now. By Boston Globe – The Editorial Board – Updated November 3, 2021 It’s a relatively simple proposition: Good corrections policy that helps those behind bars maintain family ties can lead to better outcomes — like lower recidivism rates and more successful… Continue reading Charging for prison phone calls burdens families
- Pen Pals for Incarcerated Individuals Needed!FFIMI would like to share an opportunity to make a difference in the life of an incarcerated individual. MASC (Massachusetts Against Solitary Confinement) is coordinating this pen pal program and this week they received 15 new requests for pen pals from people who are incarcerated! They now have 31 people who are waiting to be pen… Continue reading Pen Pals for Incarcerated Individuals Needed!
- I Am Not Your ‘Inmate’by Lawrence Bartley I didn’t always detest this term. But hearing officers use it as an insult reminded me to call incarcerated people — including myself — by our names. “Stop talking to me like I’m some fu***n’ inmate!” I overheard my prison employer screaming into the phone receiver. He was replaying an encounter… Continue reading I Am Not Your ‘Inmate’