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Not suprising and nothing new! When I worked as a volunteer doctor at the old Orleans Parish Prison 50 years ago, it was a place with metal shelf beds and no blankets,no heating or air conditioning, bared windows with no glass. Many of the warders were “volunteers” eager to rough up prisoners. More than a few arrestees went “missing.” There were times an inmate would call me before his lawyer, so he could have proof he was physically intact. In 1970 or so a lawyer friend of mine and I had incarceration in the OPP declared “cruel and unusual punishment” by the 5th District federal court. Some supervised remediation ensued but the culture remained the same.
I was there when psychiatry turned from trying to understand the human psyche, to trying to control it with drugs. This was in the 1950s, and I, as a scientist, had to break away to have a career as a psychotherapist. We discovered that psychotic patients could become well with insight oriented therapy, and that the epidemic of mental illnesses that we see today has been caused by the dehumanizing effects of toxic drugs, and the absence of human understanding and care.