Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Mental-Health Crisis in Alabama’s Prisons

Ten days after he testified on the state of mental-health care in Alabama’s prisons last year, Jamie Wallace killed himself. 

He was 24 years old.

Wallace took the stand in December 2016 in Braggs v. Dunn, a class-action lawsuit challenging the Alabama Department of Corrections’ mental-health-care system. 

Over the course of a seven-week trial, he and other inmates described ADOC’s troubling policies and procedures for treating their severe mental illnesses.  More