You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Be a Prisoner Here


…but it helps. A piece on The American Prospect site looks at the growing number of mentally ill housed in the country's prisons. They don't seem terribly well equipped to provide treatment:

Offense: 104. Violation: Dangerous Contraband. Comments: Piece of Glass. Final Result: Guilty. Record of Proceedings: Inmate appeared before the committee to address the charges. Inmate stated: 'I'm guilty. I was hungry and I was eating my arm that day. I found the piece of glass in my cell after I busted my light out.' Disciplinary action: Segregation one year.