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Judge: Alabama has been ‘indifferent’ to isolated inmates

A federal judge said Monday that Alabama has been “deliberately indifferent” about monitoring the mental health of state inmates placed in the isolation of...

Alabama prison system ordered to report mental health segregation data

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an order for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to report how many inmates with mental illnesses...

Prison system: Alabama making progress in mental health

Alabama prison officials contend they are making “substantial progress” in increasing mental health staff and have asked a federal judge to not...

Another chance to talk about mental health

Today's World Mental Health Day, as if I needed another reason to write or talk about the challenges we face as a society and...

Walt Maddox: State in mental health care crisis

Standing with a probate judge who described how he can sometimes not find treatment beds for people who need to be committed, gubernatorial challenger...

SPLC asks judge to rule Alabama’s prison system in contempt over...

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is asking U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to hold the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) in contempt for failing...

Let’s talk about mental health not in whispers, but in shouts

Today authorities confirmed what has widely been speculated since the death of Attorney General Steve Marshall's wife Bridgette — that she in fact committed suicide. Often times we...

Mental Health Awareness Month is ending, but the work continues

For those of you who didn't know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As the month winds down, I'd be remiss not to post...

Walt Maddox announces mental health policy plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday released his policy plan to address mental health issues in Alabama if elected Governor. Maddox's plan...

Mental health commissioner Lynn Beshear calls for action in schools

Alabama’s Department of Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear called for mental health prevention and intervention to ensure school safety in an op-ed Saturday. Beshear said...
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