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Alabama Prisons Ordered to Improve 'Horrendously Inadequate' Treatment of Inmates With Mental Illness

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ordered Alabama to improve prison conditions for its mentally ill inmates on Tuesday, after finding the state’s prisons provide “horrendously inadequate” care for incarcerated people wth psychiatric problems. “Surprisingly,” the ruling reads, “the evidence from both sides…extensively…

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Corrections Officer Allegedly Told Inmate Who Later Died By Suicide, 'You Want to Kill Yourself? Here You Go—Do It With This.'

Jamie Wallace died last week, found hanging from a piece of cloth in his prison cell, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Twenty-four years old, he was first incarcerated at 18, after pleading guilty to the murder of his mother. In six years, he was placed on suicide watch more than 60 times.