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Medical Incarceration Monday: Supreme Court decision criminalizes mental illness.

The Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson decision handed down by the SCOTUS is a disability issue because ultimately, it criminalizes mental illness. The National Alliance to End Homelessness explains: “Under the ruling, localities will be able to arrest, ticket, and fine people for sleeping outdoors on public property, even if leaders have failed to produce […]

Canyon Creek Memory Care Community Neglecting Patients

Canyon Creek Memory Care Community

Mary Ann Simons had a stroke and was unable to communicate or eat or drink independently, but court documents allege that she was left alone with food and water — and no ability to feed or drink for herself. In another case, residents started losing weight but staff stopped doing weekly weight checks until the […]

Mental Health Courts

Abolish Prisons

Mental health courts (MHCs) are specialized programs designed to address the legal issues and treatment needs of individuals with mental health disabilities and substance use disorders. Their policies vary by state, but they frequently focus on handling individuals with “severe persistent mental illness” and/or “chronic homelessness.” In theory, these courts aim to divert individuals away […]

Camran Mohammed

Picture of Camran Mohammed doing a selfie

Camran Mohammed is a poor, Asian American gay man with psychiatric disabilities currently incarcerated at Theo Lacy in Orange County, California. The state is trying force him to use medication that Camran believes has detrimental impacts on his health. People with psychiatric disabilities deserve to have their personal autonomy respected. Please attend his court hearing […]