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Maine law would upgrade treatment of mentally ill inmates


April 06, 2001
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Maine law would upgrade treatment of mentally ill inmates

April 6, 2001
(AUGUSTA, Maine) – The Maine Legislature is considering a bill that would require psychiatric evaluations for all prison inmates and better treatment for those diagnosed with mental illness.

The state Department of Corrections opposes the bill, arguing that it would be too costly. A study by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill determined that as many as one-quarter of ...

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