Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform CORE ISSUE:  Decriminalization of mental health and addictive disorders.

CBS Boston is reporting attempts at reforming the state criminal justice system.  An excerpt from the article is below:

“In any other state, most or all of the populations at Bridgewater State Hospital would be cared for by the Department of Mental Health,” she said. “Any step to undo the damage done to people by asking our state prison system to care for the sickest people in the commonwealth who are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse disorders is a wonderful and long overdue reform.”

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