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California Revises Policy on Mentally Ill Inmates

The changes, which were introduced on Friday, were set in motion after videos showed corrections officers in state prisons dousing severely mentally ill inmates with pepper spray and forcibly removing them from their cells. The videos drew public outrage and were called “horrific” by a federal judge who ordered the footage made public last year. [read the full story here]

New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1970
Tags: Health & Medical Issues, California

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