Crazy: a Father's Search Through America's Mental Healthy Madness - Annotated Bibliography

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Sarah Glover
1st Period
Annotated Bibliography

Doyle, Jim, and Peter Fimrite. "Caring for Mentally Ill Criminals Outside of Prison Is Dangerous." America's Prisons. Ed. Clare Hanrahan. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Criminally Insane Taking over State Hospitals." San Francisco Chronicle 22 July 2001. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

In this article, the incarceration of the mentally ill is encouraged because it is safer than keeping them in mental institutions. It claims that mental institutions are extremely dangerous by their very nature and the nurses there are trained to treat the mentally ill, not to keep them from hurting themselves or other people. In prisons however, the
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Institutionalization in the United States (per 100,000 adults). 2007. www.newyorktimes.com, New York. Web. 26 Feb 2013.

This graph in an article from the January 15, 2007 printing of the New York Times show the trend in institutionalization in prisons, mental hospitals, and the total number of incarcerated people. It shows a gradual increase of the overall total and those in mental institutions from 1928 until it levels off at a peak from 1940 to 1958. From 1958 the number in mental institutions and overall dramatically decrease while the number in prisons dramatically increase. At about 1970 the number in mental institutions and those in prisons cross so that the number in prisons are greater, rising quickly to almost equal the total number of incarcerated by 2000. This agrees with the book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness’s claim that deinstitutionalization in the 1970s resulted in mental hospitals being emptied and jails taking their place as housing for the mentally ill. It is a reliable source because it is in the New York Times.

Randle, Michael P., Director of Illinois Department of Corrections. "Mental Illness And Prisons." FDCH Congressional Testimony (n.d.): Military & Government Collection. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

In a government meeting about mentally ill in American, especially in prisons, the speaker describes how Ohio has become a leader in mental health care and that

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