FOR DECADES WE have been running away from our problems and now have to face them. We have the tools. :
1) Problem: we closed our mental health facilities in the 80's and offered no alternatives. Today, most of the mentally ill who cannot afford private care, wind up in prison where there is no treatment except heavy drugging,
THE WIDOC has been here before- A lawsuit mandated the building of a mental health treatment center for the Women's prison in Fond du Lac. Until the present mess, covid and lockdowns, it was working well according to two Former DOC psychologists.
here are some photos of the center from a DOC powerpoint document document:
links to the lawsuit complaint that mandated the center
link to the whole power point, tell of massive rule changes and training
COLORADO SYSTEM_ the model for all of us-
they have no solitary confinement over 15 days and NO staff shortages.
Rick Raemisch, one of the main architects of colorado's new system now heads a foundation that consults with prison systems around the country on how to facilitate a similar healing.
Rick raemisch on his night in solitary
link to falcon organization web
Article comparing CO and WI i 2016.
SECOND PIECE OF WHAT WE NEED:REDUCTION OF POPULATION
graph on population rise
Details on folks that need to be released:
CA bill that lead to prison population reduction - factors most important were NO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT and NO GENERAL TREATMENT
CA BILL/ shortened/TREATMENT /RAEMISH MY NIGHT/