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Prison System and Mental Health

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows have written, produced, and published works related to mental illnesses and reducing stigma. Relevant articles and projects completed both during and after each journalist's fellowship year may be found within the archives.

28 Mar 2006
A crime, penalty and illness

His crime was stalking Lauren Bush, the president's niece. His problem is that he suffers from bipolar disorder.
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20 Dec 2005
Lack of programs leaves no choice
Ron Troche thought he had one last shot.

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19 Sep 2005
Success, setbacks in jail diversion

Barely 10 months ago, Ron Troche left the Bergen County Jail a reformed man.

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22 Aug 2005
The system 'left me hanging,' Perry Cerf says

The last time he left state custody, Perry Cerf didn't meet with a probation or parole officer. He didn't go home to Bergenfield and talk to his mother.

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16 Aug 2005
Therapy sure beats prison
The clients walk slowly through the Center for Health Care Services' hallways, their heads bowed. Every now and then they look up and talk.
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