Involuntary Commitment

Exploited, abused, neglected: Mental illness and solitary confinement in Texas prisons

I’ve known men to be confined in solitary less than one year and commit suicide. It’s not only the harassment, the terrible living conditions, cold food or the toxic water (see Comrade Malik’s “Texas Prisoners at Eastham Unit Challenge Contaminated Water and Deadly Heat in US Federal Courts”); it’s the other torture tactics implemented here.

Hogg Foundation in the News: “What’s at Stake When Race and Coercive Mental Health Treatment Collide”

“In 2009, a team of Duke University researchers set out to answer one of the thorniest questions at the intersection of mental health policy and race: Is the practice of involuntary outpatient commitment used more often with African-Americans than whites? And if so, what does that mean?” Hogg Foundation Executive Director Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Read more

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