Resources for mental health in prison
- Report from Human Rights Watch: Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness
- DeWitt Buckingham’s organizations:
- Black Men Speak Speaker’s Bureau. Speakers talking about living with mental health and substance abuse problems.
- New Dynamic Hope Project Mentors for adult men and at-risk youth
Contact DeWitt at:
Email: bigbuckna at yahoo.com
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Our precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, our advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.
- 12 Step Programs:
- East Oakland Recovery Center
Substance abuse treatment services
10700 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, CA
- Book: Beyond Prisons A New Interfaith Paradigm, By Laura Magnani and Harmon Wray This strong indictment of the current prison system, undertaken by two respected experts on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee, traces the history and features of our penal system, offers strong ethical and moral assessments of it, and lays out a whole new paradigm of criminal justice based on restorative justice and reconciliation. The book puts forward a 12-point plan for immediate changes. Magnani and Wray offer a truly radical analysis that penetrates to the roots of the crisis, challenges long-held assumptions, and imagines thoughtful alternatives.