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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

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Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities

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Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities (RIPPD) is a grassroots, direct-action organization united to demand justice and social change for prisoners with disabilities. It believes in humane treatment for all regardless of race, class, or sexual identity. It wants to end the discrimination and dehumanization in the criminal justice system. It confronts all those who have the responsibility to make changes by strategizing, protesting, negotiating, collaborating with other groups, and by any creative means necessary. RIPPD's five main issues are: increasing the availability of alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness in the criminal justice system; eliminating the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with psychiatric disabilities; improving mental health treatment inside jails and prisons; guaranteeing discharge planning for people with mental illness released from jails and prisons; ensuring more accountability and training for correction officers.

Keywords:   Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities, criminal justice system, social change, mental health, discrimination, dehumanization, incarceration, prisoners with psychiatric disabilities

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