Criminalization of the mentally ill01/15/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Welcome to WMNFâ€™s Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Thanks to Mitch Perry for filling in for me while I was away. Our guest today is Florida Southern College Professor Risdon Slate who has co-written a new book with Wesley Johnson called Criminalization of Mentally Ill.
According to our guest: "In 1955, there were over 559,000 residents in state (mental) hospitals in the United States. Today there are less than 60,000 residentsâ€¦â€¦ Where has some of this shift been going? The largest in-patient psychiatric facility in the United States is said to be the Los Angeles county jail.â€
Risdon Slate, welcome to WMNF.