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Crazy in America : the hidden tragedy of our criminalized mentally ill

Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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"Crazy in America" shows how people suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and other serious psychological illnesses are regularly incarcerated because alternative care is not available. Once behind bars, they are frequently punished again for behavior that is psychotic, not criminal."--Syndetic Solutions.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pfeiffer, Mary Beth.
Crazy in America.
New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007
(OCoLC)654372614
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
ISBN: 0786717459 9780786717453
OCLC Number: 124047146
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 280 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface. A national scandal --
Acknowledgment --
pt. 1. Shayne --
1. The eyes of an Indian princess --
2. Creature of the institution --
3. Bedlam in Iowa --
pt. 2. Luke --
4. Fear and ecstasy --
5. Ten days --
6. Crazy in Texas --
pt. 3. Alan and Peter --
7. An uncommon fury --
8. Out of control --
9. Excusable deaths in Florida --
Epilogue for part three --
pt. 4. Jessica --
10. There ought to be a place --
11. The box --
12. New York : a system overwhelmed --
Epilogue for part four --
pt. 5. Joseph --
13. Child of the streets --
14. Lockdown --
15. Scandal in California --
Epilogue for part five --
Afterword. A prescription --
Appendix. Top ten list to keep people with mental illness out of the criminal justice system.
Responsibility: Mary Beth Pfeiffer.
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