Mental Health Media Clips

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On ‘Radio Times': Mentally Ill Inmates Overwhelm Pa. Jails

This morning on Radio Times, Marty Moss-Coane talked with Dr. Fred Osher, director of health systems and services policy at the Council of State Governments Justice Center; Bruce Herdman, chief medical director the Philadelphia Department of Prisons; and John Wetzel, Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections.

Pennsylvania Joins Stepping Up Initiative

Each year an estimated 2 million people with serious mental illness are admitted into county jails and prisons in the United States, according to Richard Cho, Council of State Governments Justice Center director of behavioral health.

Podcast: Alternatives to Prison for People with Mental Illness

Smart Talk will discuss the Stepping Up initiative with Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel, Richard Cho, Director of Behavioral Health at the Council of State Governments Justice Center and Brinda Carroll Penyak, Deputy Director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.

Editorial: Make Investment in Mental Health

Whether you’re a fiscal conservative or bleeding-heart liberal, you shouldn’t want jails and prisons to serve as a substitute for mental health facilities.