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Indiana’s Treatment of Mentally Ill Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Violates Constitution

Isolation unit at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Just before the new year began a Federal District Court Judge in Indianapolis handed down a decision with important implications for prisoners with mental illness in Indiana and across the country. Stating that “prison walls do not form a barrier separating prison inmates from the protections of the Constitution,” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the treatment […]