Treatment Denied: The Mental Health Crisis in Federal Prisons

The voices in John Rudd’s head were getting louder. It was April 2017, and Rudd, an inmate at a federal prison near Hazelton, West Virginia, had stopped taking his psychiatric medication. He told staff members that he wanted to hang himself, so they moved him to a suicide-watch cell, according to records. When Rudd banged his head against the wall, trying to snap his neck, he was injected with haloperidol... -Except from The Marshall Project's article, to read the full story go to: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/11/21/treatment-denied-the-menta...

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