A lot of people do not know that the United States prison system has clashed with the mental health system. The original purpose of the criminal justice system was to rehabilitate and enact stricter societal standards, while the original purpose of the mental health system was to treat the ill. Sadly, these two systems have clashed and we’re finding out as a society how important both systems are in our current time.
Find out how these two systems impact us as a nation. While this conversation includes much information about men of color, the discussion is important for us all.