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Default Mental Health Inside, a whistleblower's report

"California’s inmate suicide rate is one of the worst among the country’s largest prison systems, and it has risen steadily for the past four years—from 19 suicides per 100,000 inmates in 2015, to 26 suicides per 100,000 inmates in 2018, according to an investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle. From 2001 to 2014, the number of suicides in California prisons was double the number in the entire federal system, even though there are more federal inmates."



Read more at MotherJones, A California Prisoner Ripped Out Her Eye and Ate It. It's a Sign of a Bigger Crisis That the State Tried to Downplay.
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"California’s inmate suicide rate is one of the worst among the country’s largest prison systems, and it has risen steadily for the past four years—from 19 suicides per 100,000 inmates in 2015, to 26 suicides per 100,000 inmates in 2018, according to an investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle. From 2001 to 2014, the number of suicides in California prisons was double the number in the entire federal system, even though there are more federal inmates."

Read more at MotherJones, A California Prisoner Ripped Out Her Eye and Ate It. It's a Sign of a Bigger Crisis That the State Tried to Downplay.
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Misleading information was provided to the Court, make no mistake,” Mueller said in a hearing on October 23. She added that while she saw no evidence the state committed intentional fraud, which would involve a scheme to hide a key fact from the court, there was, “at minimum….willful blindness or reckless indifference, given the context in which the decision was made.”

Politely implying they falsify records about treatment they are providing. That is infuriating.

"psychologist or psychiatrist met with a patient for a minute or two in the yard or at his cell, speaking through a slit in a solid metal door, or surrounded by other inmates and custodial officers. It also counted telepsychiatry visits, which sometimes allegedly consisted of a laptop being placed outside a cell door so that the patient could speak with a therapist onscreen, but still with no privacy."

Do they have the slightest clue the danger they create if other inmates hear conversations with prison psychiatrist???

"The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation “appreciates the court’s attention to these important issues and remains committed to providing appropriate and constitutional mental health care and services to all in its custody,” a spokesperson for the department told Mother Jones."

Canned bullshit statements like this from CDCR's political hacks make me want to barf.
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