How Many Times Must We Say This? We Need To Stop Using Jails And Prisons As Mental Asylums



In 1961, President Eisenhower warned the country of the impending military-industrial complex, a symbiotic relationship between the military and those industries producing Arms and other military materials, regarded as a powerful vested interest in Congress.

The prison-industrial complex is the same scheme: The overlapping interests of government and industries that produce materials to build prisons (jobs), regarded as a powerful vested interest in Congress.

In other words, the government has a vested interest in putting mentally ill people in jails and prisons in order to create jobs to keep elected officials in Congress.

How do we change this? I think the weak link in the triad is Congress. Imposing regulations and term limits is a good start.


they do benefit from prisons, you’re right, thanks for that.

We have new building opening now for beds for mental health issues

and addiction. I never understood the decision to either go to
psych ward, rehab, or prison. who makes those decisions?


And stop putting the violent/prison type/drug type people in the mental wards. I’ve had bad experiences with these people. It’s scary.


yeah, but all they do there is sleep.

perfectly good food, gone to waste.


This is why we need to reopen modern Asylums.
The humane kind.