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Jermaine Carby taken in under Mental Health Act a month before being shot by police

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Jermaine Carby taken in under Mental Health Act a month before being shot by police

Torstar News Service Jermaine Carby, shot dead by Peel police on Sept. 24, 2014.

One month before he was shot dead by a Peel Regional Police officer, Jermaine Carby was apprehended under Ontario’s Mental Health Act after attempting to disarm a Toronto police officer, Torstar News Service has learned.

After he was taken to hospital following apprehension by police, Carby threatened to commit suicide by hanging or injecting air into his veins through a syringe.

Information detailing Carby’s mental health apprehension was provided to his relatives during a meeting with the Special Investigations Unit last week, after the police watchdog ruled the unnamed officer who killed Carby during…

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This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

Photo by Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

By Rachel Browne July 23, 2015 | 8:00 pm https://news.vice.com/article/this-lawsuit-claims-canada-has-been-abusing-mentally-ill-prisoners

Chris Brazeau, a 34-year-old prisoner serving time for armed robbery in Alberta, learned he had ADHD at a young age.

Diagnosed with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder about one year into his 12-year sentence, Brazeau says he has periodically gone without medical treatment and access to his prescribed medications. At one point, he spent an entire year in solitary confinement, and suffered a “significant worsening of his mental health problems…including anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and visual and auditory hallucinations.” …


Voices from Solitary: “A Sentence Worse Than Death”

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Voices from Solitary:

“A Sentence Worse Than Death”

William Blake has been in solitary confinement for 27 years. When he was 23 years old and in county court on a drug charge, Blake murdered one deputy and wounded another in a failed escape attempt. He was sentenced to 77 years to life. 

This essay earned Blake an Honorable Mention in the Yale Law Journal’s Prison Law Writing Contest, chosen from more than 1,500 entries. When we originally published it, in March of 2013, it went viral worldwide–garnering over 200,000 hits on Solitary Watch alone, and being picked up by numerous other sites and translated into at least five languages. The author began receiving numerous letters from all over the world, sometimes dozens a week.

Last week, we learned that Blake, now 50, had been moved from Elmira, where he has been…

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PsychDrugShooters.com documents extensive list of mass murderers on mind-altering pharma drugs – NaturalNews.com

PsychDrugShooters.com documents extensive list of mass murderers on mind-altering pharma drugs

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Inside Britain’s Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital (FULL Documentary) Watch, how many People work there!

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Inside Britain’s Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital (FULL Documentary)

 20.01.2015

“Patients that come here, they will have perpetrated often horrendous crimes but they are also victims and it’s very easy to see somebody as either the perpetrator or the victim. It’s much more difficult to understand that somebody might be both.” Dr Amlan Basu, Clinical Director. Broadmoor, the most famous high secure hospital in the world, has allowed unprecedented access to television cameras for this new two-part ITV documentary. For the first time in its 150 year history, the viewing public will see the innermost parts of this iconic institution in this two part series. The hospital in Berkshire, often mistaken for a prison, helps treat severely mentally disordered patients many of whom are violent offenders. It’s best known for its high profile patients such as Charles Bronson, Ronnie Kray, Peter Sutcliffe and Kenneth Erskine. Filmed over the course of a year, with extensive access to the hospital, the programmes paint a picture of life inside Broadmoor for both staff and patients. It’s the first time that patients have been allowed to tell their stories themselves and cameras follow patients while they meet psychiatrists, open up about their violent backgrounds, visit the hospital shop and participate in workshops.

In the first programme, cameras are present when one patient refuses medication and it has to be forcibly administered. Another patient with a history of violence on the intensive care ward refuses to return to his room and has to be physically restrained and moved by staff. In one interview, a patient reveals he has never been able to articulate the details of his violent offence and another man speaks about his frighteningly abusive childhood during a session with his psychiatrist. Interviews with staff reveal that on high dependency wards violent incidents occur every other day. For patients in Broadmoor there is no fixed term for their stay so although it is hard to be committed there, it is even harder to get out. 35% of men come from prison, 35% from the court system, 25% from medium secure psychiatric units and 5% from other high-secure hospitals.

In the second programme, a patient describes his life as ‘satanic’ and shares details of his neglected and abusive childhood, and another patient who has spent over a decade in Broadmoor is considered finally well enough to leave. Cameras follow patients taking part in a group drugs counselling session and capture staff taking part in riot training. For many people, Broadmoor is seen as a place to house the country’s most violent criminals but one of its roles it to try to rehabilitate patients

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“What Life Is Like in a Prison Camp in the Donetsk People’s Republic”

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What Life Is Like in a Prison Camp in the Donetsk People’s Republic

July 20, 2015

By Anton Naumlyuk

Illustrations by Ania Leonova/Zona.media

Translated for MEDIAZONA and VICE by Shelley Fairweather-Vega and Benjamin Hugh

A version of this article was published on MEDIAZONA, a new website devoted to covering Russia’s criminal justice system.

Andrei (not his real name) served time in Maximum-Security Prison Colony 27, a colony near the town of Gorlovka, Ukraine, from 2013 until March 2015. In September 2014, troops from the separatist and pro-Russian Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) entered the prison camp, allegedly to suppress a rebellion; fighters seized part of the camp’s security arsenal and treated prisoners extremely brutally. Rumors of violence towards prisoners in Prison Camp 27 spread to other prisons of Donetsk Province, and as a result many inmates refused to take part in military action on the side of the separatists—though many…

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These facts about prisons will scare the sh*t out of you

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These facts about prisons will scare the sh*t out of you

This video about American prison systems is one of the most frightening representations imaginable of what’s happening in this country. It turns out that corporations are learning that prison labor is among the cheapest labor available.

President Obama spoke out against mass incarceration recently, but it’s hard to fathom that even a voice as loud as the president’s can keep people away from the greatest source of profitable labor since slavery.

Watch the video. Tell your friends. Black people, this is a holocaust.

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These facts about prisons will scare the sh*t out of you

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This video about American prison systems is one of the most frightening representations imaginable of what’s happening in this country. It turns out that corporations are learning that prison labor is among the cheapest labor available.

President Obama spoke out against mass incarceration recently, but it’s hard to fathom that even a voice as loud as the president’s can keep people away from the greatest source of profitable labor since slavery.

Watch the video. Tell your friends. Black people, this is a holocaust.

Source: These facts about prisons will scare the sh*t out of you

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CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries ‘Death Row Stories,’ Narrated by Susan Sarandon

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75CNN has ordered “Death Row Stories,” a new eight-part original series from Alex Gibney and Robert Redford. Each episode of the series will unravel a different capital murder case, calling into question different beliefs about the death penalty and the justice system.

            By Alison Willmore | IndiewireJanuar 10, 2014 at 6:03PM http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/cnn-orders-death-row-stories

“… Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for her role as death row minister Sister Helen Prejean in “Dead Man Walking,” will serve as narrator. …”

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Report: NC prosecutors sometimes push for death penalty in flimsy cases