2 thoughts on “Q&A: How We’ve Criminalized Mental Illness

  1. Pingback: Rural Residents Who Struggle With Mental Illness Are Isolated, Stigmatized, Not Near Help – Addictioninfousa

  2. Unfortunately in the police state that our country is turning into, there are many people who are incarcerated and put on the sex offender registry who have autism, a mental illness, or the mind of a 10-year-old child. These people often have not physically touched another person but might have exposed themselves, viewed several inappropriate pictures of minors, or (in some states) been arrested for public urination. The original sex offender registry started off years ago with around 30 serious sex offenses. Now the registry includes well over 100 offenses. Florida Action Committee (FAC) is fighting for these individuals by advocating for reform of the registry and the state draconian laws that go with it.

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