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.
- Another point of view – In response to tragic attack on Corrections OfficerBy Laura Walsh, FFIMI Member Massachusetts prison weight rooms temporarily closed, advocates push for change after correction officer attacked This story of the brutal attack on Office Matt Tidman is truly heartbreaking and grievous. AND, I am here to share that there is a whole other side of the story of “inmates and having… Continue reading Another point of view – In response to tragic attack on Corrections Officer
- Worcester County Jail programming seeks to break cycle of generational incarcerationSpectrum News 1, by Sloane Perron, Worcester County, 8/12/22 WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. – When Marcel Santos-Padgett first came to the Worcester County Jail & House of Corrections in April, he was addicted to marijuana and alcohol. Realizing that he wanted to change his ways for both himself and for his family, Santos-Padgett voluntarily signed… Continue reading Worcester County Jail programming seeks to break cycle of generational incarceration
- Little has been done to correct problems at Bridgewater State Hospital, report findsWBUR by Deborah Becker A new report found little has been done to correct problems at Bridgewater State Hospital, including the use of medications to chemically restrain patients. The Disability Law Center (DLC) found that the Massachusetts Department of Correction, which operates the facility, illegally used chemical and physical restraints on people in custody, lacks adequate… Continue reading Little has been done to correct problems at Bridgewater State Hospital, report finds