Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) Director George Lombardi began his career in corrections in 1972 as an intern working toward his master’s degree in psychology.Read more
INDIANAPOLIS — In response to a federal judge ruling stating that the treatment of inmates with mental illnesses in Indiana prisons was cruel and unusual punishment, the Indiana Department of Corrections is planning to centralize all inmates with a mental illness into one facility.Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House of Representatives and Senate have approved a pilot program that would provide inmates with mental illnesses with additional resources in social, clinical, housing and welfare services in the first weeks after release.Read more
WASHINGTON — California Governor Jerry Brown has been given 21 days to reduce the number of inmates from the state’s 33 correctional facilities or will be held in contempt, according to federal judges.Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is making efforts to increase mental health care services in order to address the rising number of nonviolent inmates with mental illnesses and reduce recidivism of those inmates.
Senator Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has developed a pilot program to be carried out in Harris County Jail, which, Hauffman said, is regarded as Texas’ largest mental health facility.Read more