Friday, June 24, 2016

Save Jeff Wood from Texas DP


Help Texas Man Who Is Set for Execution Under Law of Parties – Jeff Wood Did Not Kill Anyone. Texas does not assert that he did, yet Texas plans to kill Jeff Wood, a mentally challenged inmate, on August 24, 2016. SAVE JEFF WOOD, who has been on death row for 20 years! http://savejeffwood.com/ >> What will you do to help Jeff Wood? Will you share this article? Will you sign the petition at his website? Would you be willing to write letters? Make phone calls? Please state your intentions below, members and friends of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. Poor Jeff fired his attorneys during his trial and never called any witnesses. American officials love killing the mentally ill. Please tell the eugenicists to decist. Hear more about AIMI's efforts to SAVE JEFF WOOD and this volunteer opportunity at https://fccdl.in/NJXK592vG >>Thanks!

"Democracy Now" published two videos about Jeff Wood 

Jeff Wood on Death Row Part 1

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Jeff Wood on Death Row Part 2

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Question: What did the U.S. Supreme Court mean when it ordered that mentally ill people must not be executed? Obviously, Texas and other states need clarification, and the American people deserve clarification.

Please comment below to notify Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) and Jeff's family of how you plan to help prevent this tragedy from happening. Thanks in advance.

Mary Neal, a/k/a "MaryLovesJustice"
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
Phone (678)531-0262
Proverbs 31:8-9, Hebrews 13:3, Matt. 25:40, Psalm 102:19-20

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mental Health Laws April 1

 
In an effort to speed the euthanasia and imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, all remaining public psychiatric hospitals will be closed April 30, 2016, and effective immediately, every chronically homeless person will be arrested indefinitely for vagrancy. There will be no investigations or prosecution connected with deaths by police and corrections officers of mentally ill Americans, hereinafter called "useless eaters." Families inquiring about missing and murdered useless eaters will be financially persecuted, terrorized, and maliciously prosecuted. Efforts to use the Internet to gain support for useless eaters will be censored. Health discrimination is the LAW. See more at FacistsAreUs.com. Current measures will continue, including:

1. There will be no admissions for treatment of mental illness in the absence of a crime. Serious crimes are preferred, as they equate longer sentences and generate the most prison profits. No consideration will be given to protecting the public by providing psychiatric treatment (voluntary or involuntary) prior to a crime. Psychiatric treatment will be rendered in public mental hospitals only to get useless eaters trial-ready, after which time they will be sentenced to jails and prisons, where psychiatric treatment will either cease or become substandard.

2. The Sixth Amendment right to a fair, speedy trial with adequate defense appointed is suspended for mentally ill defendants. Useless eaters are to be held in correctional institutions indefinitely to enforce plea bargains and sentencing without trials. Solitary confinement is preferred.

3. Unless the arrest was highly public, do not notify the useless eaters' families. If families or social workers call or file missing person reports, deny that anyone with that name or description is in custody. This makes it easier to keep useless eaters warehoused without opportunities for bail and prevents interference by defense attorneys.

4. For the few cases that go to trial, no consideration will be given for mental disabilities during criminal prosecution of useless eaters. Judges are encouraged to enact long prison sentences and capital punishment.

5. All judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, legislators, corrections officers, law enforcement and Justice Department personnel are encouraged to purchase prison stocks, so that they will benefit personally from the roundup and lengthy incarceration of mentally ill Americans. Complaints about these conflicts of interest will be censored.

6. There will be no assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs for useless eaters exiting jails, prisons, and public mental hospitals. Subsistence assistance and mandated psychiatric treatment under AOT programs reduce recidivism by up to 90 percent, which would substantially reduce prison investors' stock value.

7. There will be no new crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers. Fatal shootings during lunacy arrests are encouraged. Law enforcement should always say, "I feared for my life." No corrections officers will be prosecuted for killing useless eaters in scalding showers, restraint chairs, by Tasers, or gladiator sports (human dog fights). Withholding food (death by starvation) is also highly effective and encouraged.

8. Deny visits and phone calls to families, and refuse them any information about the inmates' condition and treatment by using HIPAA laws. Families cannot complain abuses they don't know about.

9. Put mentally challenged girls, such as Kathia Casseus, in detention on birth control as soon as practicable after incarceration to avoid impregnation by corrections officers and others.

10. Medical examiners will use "excited delirium" instead of "Taser" as causes of death. All cases of death by hanging, starvation, and over medication will be labeled "deaths by suicide."

11. Send "our" defense attorneys to contract with families seeking wrongful death lawsuits. Their job is to keep the cases out of court or encourage low settlements without trials, i.e., The Cochran Firm fraud.

12. Media companies, human and civil rights organizations, and unauthorized attorneys will ignore attempts by family members and next friends to rescue brutalized useless eaters and will refrain from exposing, investigating or prosecuting after deaths by police or corrections officers. Grassroots organizations and individual advocates will be censored or ignored. Persistence will result in harsher measures.

Question for hackers: If you had been successful in deleting no. 9 when you tried, would you have skipped that number or substituted with something benign?


This is an April Fool's Day prank only for some of you, but not for the Neal family and many others in the USA. See "Wrongful Death of Larry Neal"
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/main.html and visit "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog at http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com MLJ

Americans who do not insist on treatment before tragedies are all April Fools and foolish every day of the year. Read no. 1 again: Serious crimes are preferred, as they equate longer sentences and generate the most prison profits. No consideration will be given to protecting the public by providing psychiatric treatment (voluntary or involuntary) prior to a crime. 


Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) 
Mary Neal, director
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com phone (678)531-0262

Monday, March 28, 2016

Adam Ward, a Bipolar American, Executed in Texas: Bernie Sanders Objects

Make an immediate #humanrights demand that no persons with diagnosed mental illnesses should be executed in the USA. Make Adam Ward America's last disabled victim. https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials >> Ward was a 33-year-old severely bipolar man. He was killed by the State of Texas on March 22, 2016, during Passion Week. Like most execution victims, Ward was killed in the Bible Belt. The fact that his murder happened during the week when we commemorate the torture and wrongful execution of Jesus Christ underscores the hypocrisy of capital punishment and the urgency to end State murders, especially of mentally ill people.

The Huffington Post recently ran a story entitled "Bernie Sanders Speaks Out Against The Death Penalty After Hillary Clinton Stands By It." Senator Sanders said, "I believe it is time for the United States of America to join almost every other Western, industrialized country on Earth in saying NO to the death penalty." We at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") concur, and that is another reason why we endorse Sanders for president in 2016. Unfortunately, some people disagree that sick people should be spared from executions. Below is part of a conversation regarding capital punishment of mentally ill people from my Facebook wall:
Terry Harris I feel horrible about mental illness, however if they kill then they should be executed like everyone else!
LikeReply121 hrs
Walt Stawicki i don't know where to start ripping that one apart.
UnlikeReply220 hrs

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill Define "everyone else," please, Terry Harris. Then please cite a case where a murderous #police officer or wealthy person was #executed in the USA. Thanks.

Supporting Sanders for president is one way to express your disapproval of capital punishment. We congratulate Bernie Sanders and everyone who can #FeelTheBern for our victories in the Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii primaries. We urge officials everywhere to say DEATH to the death penalty.

Condolences to the family and friends of Adam Ward and Ward's victim. It is likely that if Ward had received timely, adequate treatment for his mental illness, both he and his victim might still be alive. Our most vulnerable citizens are continually killed by untrained and/or sadistic police and corrections officers or by State executions. AIMI finds this completely unacceptable. Articles throughout "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog prove that avoidable tragedies are caused by the denial of treatment and the fact that mentally ill people in crisis are allowed to refuse treatment unless and until they PROVE themselves to be an immediate danger to self and others. Then they are jailed if they live through their lunacy arrests. AIMI believes that such rules were not made to protect civil rights but to increase prison profits, resulting in 1.25 million mentally ill prisoners in America today.

Mainstream media can no longer ignore the correlation between mental illness being denied treatment and prison profiteering. Mary Sanchez wrote an op ed that was published in the Kansas City Star:
"A scary truth: When businesses see profit in prisoners with mental illnesses"
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article66940237.html
"And there’s growing public awareness that we’ve let our jails and prisons become warehouses for people who need treatment — and needed it long before they took a criminal turn. Incarceration rates are dropping. To most, this is good news. But it’s not if your business model revolves around keeping people locked up."

It is good news that Sanders has also taken a stance against private prison profiteering by joining other officials to introduce a solution. H.R. 3543, "Justice Is Not for Sale Act," pending before Congress now. would eliminate government contracts with private prison companies. Period.


Read more about Sanders' stance against the death penalty by Mollie Reilly in the Huffington Post 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-death-penalty_us_56326622e4b00aa54a4d48ff

Note that media companies publish op eds by Mary Sanchez and not Mary Neal because Sanchez is white and the government did not kill her brother during a secret arrest (kidnapping). Nevertheless, the truth is going mainstream. Mass arrest and murders of mentally ill people continue under the color of law, whether their deaths are reported like Ward's or covered-up like Larry Neal's. See my Facebook page for Easter Week 2016 for information about other deaths (some of them secret) among people who were mentally ill or suspected of being under the influence. 

We hope you had a pleasant Easter, if you celebrate that holiday, and that you will take action to prevent more executions, especially of mentally ill citizens, in the USA. 
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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal? Why are we still asking that question after nearly 13 years? Cover-ups regarding the wrongful deaths of mentally challenged inmates and free people in the USA are common and vile.

Mentally Ill People Deserve Dog Justice!
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. 
(1) Support the H.R. 2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." The U.S. congressional bill provides for crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs (subsistence assistance plus mandated treatment) to stop recidivism, resumption of Medicaid insurance for certain facilities, and other needed changes. 
(2) Support "AIMI vs. USA" to compensate mentally ill people and their families for health discrimination. 
(3) Support Bernie Sanders' bill H.R.3543 to end contracts with private prison companies. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

AIMI for Bernie Sanders in Michigan

ATTENTION, MICHIGAN AIMI FAMILIES, if you think presidents have no power regarding America's mental health care system, consider the damage done by President Ronald Reagan in closing mental hospitals without provisions for community treatment and subsistence assistance for tens of thousands of psychiatric inpatients he released, including some who had been hospitalized for decades. Their deinstitutionalization without proper provisions for continued treatment and subsistence gave rise to today's tragic denials of treatment, which usually end in incarceration. Today, 1.25 million of America's inmates are mentally ill. Closing hospitals without providing for continued care of former psychiatric inpatients caused patients, families, and communities to suffer. And still we suffer, although over $100 billion per year of tax dollars is spent to continue mass incarceration.

Many former inpatients wandered homeless on our streets after Reaganomics closed mental hospitals, and even in 2016, America's chronically homeless population are mostly persons with mental illness and substance abuse issues. Some former inpatients starved to death after "deinstitutionalization" or were burned to death in vacant houses and abandoned warehouses. Others died from neglect of physical diseases, and some were killed by police‬ during lunacy arrests, but most were arrested for vagrancy or panhandling. Once arrested, mentally ill citizens' sentences are lengthened if they "disobey" prison rules they don't understand. Yet, taxpayers saved nothing when hospitals closed or reduced services because Medicaid insurance would no longer pay for inpatient psychiatric services.

Working class people simply cannot afford private psychiatrists and care centers, but we can rely on Bernie Sanders. The Washington Post wrote, "Michigan's primary Tuesday is critical for Bernie Sanders. The state is offering 147 delegates, the most since Texas. (Mississippi is also voting Tuesday.) Michigan's middle-class, union-voter makeup has the potential to play to Sanders's strengths."

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill urges voters to elect only people who have proved their devotion to human rights, like Senator Sanders has. Read some of his platform stances below:
~ Sanders is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). TPP is expected to negatively impact U.S. workers and limit Americans' use of Internet services.
~ Sanders is against racism and always has been. He was arrested as a 21-year-old college student at Chicago University for demonstrating with Blacks for better educational opportunities.
~ Sanders is against privatizing prisons and jails. He and others in Congress introduced H.R.3543 in September 2015, the "Justice Is Not for Sale Act." If it passes, our local, state, and federal government will be barred from contracting with private prison companies, and predatory pricing on prisoners' phone calls, etc., will end.
~ Sanders would raise minimum wage.
~ Sanders would give free tuition for qualified students and lower the interest on student loans.
~ Sanders is for universal healthcare.
~ Sanders voted AGAINST the Iraqi War.
~ Sanders voted against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in October 2015.

~ Sanders is for unions and workers' rights.
~ Sanders is censored like AIMI is, and his supporters are apparently censored. News reports largely ignored the fact that demonstrations supporting SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT were held in from 45 to 70 cities throughout the nation before Super Tuesday.


Voters have a duty to consider which candidates are likely to positively impact their families and communities as well as the nation as a whole. For AIMI members and all middle class and poor families with mentally challenged loved ones, it won't matter if our elected officials have wombs or a certain complexion or religion or ethnicity. It may not matter as much as we think it does which political party the candidates represent. What matters is whether we elect representatives who care about what we constituents consider our main concerns. For people who have alcohol/drug addictions and/or mental illness or relatives with those issues, we must elect someone who will address the problem of privatized prisons, jails, and probation services. Bernie Sanders has already done that by introducing the H.R.3543 "Justice Is Not For Sale Act." Sanders walks his talk. Learn how he voted on other matters. Sanders' voting record is online at "Vote Smart." https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27110/bernie-sanders/47/military-personnel
Mary Neal, a/k/a MaryLovesJustice, (678)531-0262, MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, Wrongful Death of Larry Neal http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/main.html, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, Human Rights for Prisoners March, the Davis-MacPhail Truth Committee (an anti-death penalty organization), and "Human Rights Demand" radio channel at Blogtalkradio.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Terrell Scott Habeas Corpus Drama

This Terrell Scott.

This is how Terrell Scott feels.

This is how Terrell Scott's family feels.


PLEASE HELP THIS INNOCENT YOUNG MAN.
I'm sending you a copy of a writ of "Habeas Corpus Petition" filed on behalf of one Terrell Anthony Scott, who has been imprisoned for over six years now and has never been granted a trial of any kind. Please read the petition and take this very seriously, because this has the makings of a "landmark" and "groundbreaking" case where nothing but Racism, Greed and Utter Hatred has fueled this corruption, starting with the detective and going all the way to the judge who sentenced Scott and forged documents so that Pennsylvania could keep this young man imprisoned without a trial or one shred of evidence or credible witness to back any of their claims. ~ Frank P. Morice
Read the habeas corpus at this Scribd link, or access the document below in this blog.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/300233495/Terrell-Scott-Habeas-Corpus

Pennsylvania received the writ of habeas corpus petition but claimed it wrote to Scott and gave him a deadline to respond. Scott did not respond by the date stipulated and claims he never received any correspondence from the State related to the writ. He sends all of his mail to his mother, and she never received it. If you think it is incredible that a state might lie about such a thing, you obviously have not read my articles about Terrell Scott and reviewed evidence of previous falsehoods that were allegedly told by his accuser, his own attorney, the district attorney, the judge and Scott's probation officer. See "Terrell Scott - Too Crazy for Trial but Competent for a Plea Deal"

http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/terrell-scott-too-crazy-for-trial-but.html

If you find Scott's denial of due process unbelievable, perhaps you never saw Democracy Now's reports about Kalief Browder, another innocent Black youth who was held in indefinite detention for three years in Rikers Island Jail over a stolen backpack, with most of his internment in solitary confinement  to force a false confession. Browder  was also denied a trial in total disregard of the Sixth Amendment. The teenager was so traumatized by the time charges were dropped and he was released that he killed himself -- but not before telling his story.  See a Democracy Now video and continue reading about Kalief Browder at
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/1/accused_of_stealing_a_backpack_high

If Terrell Scott's denial of basic human rights by the State of Pennsylvania seems impossible to you, you probably missed reading the Clarion-Ledger's reports about two mentally ill Black men who were held in the Hinds County Detention Center in Mississippi for eight years and seven years, respectively, without going to trial had known mental health issues when they were incarcerated.
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/04/17/raymond-facilitys-two-longest-tenants-known-mental-histories/7833927/

If you consider Scott's story too outrageous to believe because such things do not happen in 21st century America, you probably missed my reports about Shannon Nyamodi, another Black youth who was arrested on false robbery and assault charges and detained in Franklin County Jail in North Carolina for more than two years without trial. Most of that time was spent in solitary confinement without any contact with his family or the outside world - no phone calls and no visitors. He finally had a breakdown and accepted a plea deal after police also arrested and brutalized his mother.
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2013/12/shannon-nyamodi-good-samaritan.html
Elizabeth Crudup, Nyamodi's mom, reported several months ago that she had been contacted by officials who relayed that the real culprit had finally confessed to doing the crime. She expected Nyamodi's immediate release. Since speaking to Crudup about that and sharing the good news, I have been unable to reach her on my hacker-controlled phone. Therefore, I do not know if Nyamodi was actually released. Confessions by guilty parties do not necessarily lead to release of innocent people in America, even with evidence.

Terrell Scott is interned without trial under such horrifying conditions that he sliced his throat recently three times and swallowed the razor blade - a blade to which he should not have had access as an incarcerated mental patient. If that seems outlandish to you, I invite you to read about the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, my brother - a Black, schizophrenic heart patient whose murder became a national secret so closely held that the United States Department of Justice wrote a response to my Freedom of Information Act request saying that Larry's death after 18 days of secret arrest in Memphis Shelby County Jail was "a matter of national security." All legal remedy and mainstream news reports are withheld, and I am censored, persecuted, and terrorized for reporting.
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/main.html

All of the victims named in this article happen to be Black men. But if you believe mentally ill Caucasians, Latinos, and Native Americans do not also experience gross denial of human and civil rights that result in wrongful incarcerations, prisoner torture, and deaths by police, you are obviously new to "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog, and we welcome your interest. Please review the blog's index on its right margin to find other interesting articles to read and share. Sharing helps to expose and oppose oppression against Americans with mental and physical disabilities. Thank you for helping to give "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill."

"Terrell Scott Habeas Corpus" on Scribd.

Terrell Scott Habeas Corpus by Mary Neal




Thank you for reading this article about Terrell Scott's writ of habeas corpus, which his mother believes he may be barred from filing again. This family needs legal assistance from a qualified attorney and perhaps help from disability rights groups and individual advocates. If you can assist this family, please contact Holly Alston at her email address: hollyhollabacka@aol.com.

Mary Neal, email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, (678)531-0262, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lead Poisoning Is Prison Profiteering

Feeding Americans lead is a way for the prison industrial complex to guarantee its continued income. Over half the prisoners in the USA are mentally ill people -- 1.25 million inmates. Lead causes mental illness. Many states, and not Michigan only, are poisoning the citizenry with lead. Last week, I posted the link to an article from "Mother Jones" that had a map of the USA denoting the states that had elevated lead levels. That post is MISSING from among my Facebook posts now. I wrote to "Mother Jones" and requested a link and/or the title of the article. Georgia, my state, is one of the states with elevated lead levels, according to the "Mother Jones" article.

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill follows three young men in Georgia who suffered from severe lead poisoning as children. Their mother, Ms. Goolsby, reports that her sons may have eaten lead paint in her mother's home. While the boys were little, the government was helpful regarding their mental illness, which resulted from their lead poisoning. Ms. Goolsby received social security benefits for their disabilities, and they attended special classes. As soon as they reached their teens, Ms. Goolsby's sons were each arrested for alleged inappropriate conduct. They have been jailed numerous times since, and two are currently imprisoned.

Lead poisoning in the USA is likely deliberate in order to promote increased mental disabilities among the populace, thereby guaranteeing the posterity of the prison industrial complex. Be mindful that officials who own prison stocks are not criminally charged for their conflicts of interest, and the same officials make decisions about water services, etc. It is up to the People to demand that prison investors DIVEST OR RESIGN. Mother Jones offers an article that shows the correlation between lead and crime. Please see "America's Real Criminal Element: Lead" 
—By Kevin Drum. Excerpt:
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/lead-crime-link-gasoline
"New research finds lead is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing." See, also "Divest or Resign" at http://DivestorResign.blogspot.com 

Thanks for reading and sharing my articles and social media posts. If you happened to have read or shared the Mother Jones article with the map showing at least nine states in addition to Michigan that have serious lead problems, please contact me at (678)531.0262. To learn more about Ms. Goolsby's sons, see 

Unscrupulous decision makers who are prison investors might deliberately pollute American children's water supply to guarantee prisoners for the future benefit of prison companies and companies that service prisons and prisoners.
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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal? Why are we still asking that question after nearly 12 years? Cover-ups regarding the wrongful deaths of mentally challenged inmates and free people in the USA are common and vile.

Mentally Ill People Deserve Dog Justice!
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. 
(1) Support the H.R. 2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." The U.S. congressional bill provides for crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs (subsistence assistance plus mandated treatment) to stop recidivism, resumption of Medicaid insurance for certain facilities, and other needed changes. Support "AIMI vs. USA" to compensate mentally ill people and their families for health discrimination. 
(2) Support Bernie Sanders' bill H.R.3543 to end contracts with private prison companies. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Murphy's Mental Health Care Bill Advances

I am delighted to report that H.R.2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" is still alive after coming to a strategic vote in Congress. After much ado (prison investors vs. honest representatives), the bill was passed by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in November 2015. My report is late for three reasons: (1) Hackers destroyed another computer of mine in late September; (2) my brother who was sprayed with Agent Orange in Vietnam died suddenly of a blood clot while being treated for cancer in October; and (3) my elderly mother then had a stroke in November. It is depressing for my mother to know that her two sons were killed by their government - first Larry Neal, who was killed while under secret arrest for mental illness in 2003, and now Ed, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served with valor but was poisoned in Vietnam. Catching up and reporting all of the news I missed would be impossible, but reporting the victory about H.R.2646 is too exciting to miss. As Susan Inman wrote, other countries should pay attention to America's legal battles over mental health care. File it under "Avoid This."

Canada Should Look to the U.S.'s Legal Struggles Over Mental Illness Policies
Susan Inman ~~ Author, After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/susan-inman/mental-illness-policies_b_8538144.html

THE FUTURE of people in the United States and in Canada with the most severe mental illnesses looks a bit brighter this week. That's because last week a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee narrowly passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, known in Congress as HR-2646 ... SAMHSA is the federal agency created in the wake of the massive deinstitutionalization that began in the 1960s. It received a Congressional mandate to create mental health care in the communities for this vulnerable population. However, SAMHSA's misguided policies have led to massive numbers of people with psychotic illnesses remaining untreated. The U.S. has gotten used to this population ending up homeless or incarcerated [or killed]. Canada is allowing the same problem to develop here. Read the entire article at Huffingtonpost.ca link http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/susan-inman/mental-illness-policies_b_8538144.html

Congratulations to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee for passing H.R.2646
"Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." You did the right thing for American taxpayers who stumble under the country's humongous prison debt, families with members who have acute mental illness, their neighbors and communities. You voted for your constituents. If you are ever criticized for your decision, please direct the critics to "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog. Tell them it is time for everyone to divest themselves of private prison stocks. Slavery through mass incarceration will end, beginning with our mentally challenged citizens. Decent people do not enrich themselves by removing the most vulnerable members of society - the mentally disabled - from their homes and families to dump them in jails and prisons where they endure torture routinely and some are killed without accountability. Thank you for finding that unacceptable and for doing your best to stop it. Special thanks to Sen. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).

Peter Sullivan, of "The Hill," reported the passage of H.R.2646 by the congressional subcommittee. He wrote:

"The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced it on a mostly party-line vote of 18-12 on Wednesday ... after a fiery debate where Democrats objected that they had been cut out of the process ...

One of the most controversial parts of the bill gives a two percent increase in federal grants to states that have assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) laws, where judges can mandate treatment for patients with serious mental illness.

Democrats have raised concerns with bringing the court system into care for the mentally ill. [That is comical, since 1.25 million of America's 2.3 million inmates are mentally ill.]

Another controversial area of Murphy’s bill is its changes to a health privacy law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. The changes are aimed at allowing caregivers and family members to have more information about a mentally ill person’s care.

Democrats warn that the changes would lower privacy protections for mentally ill people. [Police conduct lunacy arrests, and family members expect their loved ones to be taken to hospitals. Instead, sick people are most often jailed and remain untreated behind bars even though they were arrested during a psychotic episode. By the time the families make contact, their loved ones may have already been coerced to confess to crimes, including crimes that happened behind bars while deprived of treatment. Sick people often accept plea deals involving substantial prison sentences while deprived of psychiatric treatment or contact with anyone they trust. Democrats who are against H.R.2646 do not want families to have relaxed HIPAA standards. They want mothers to continue having heart attacks, strokes, and PTSD from worrying about their mentally ill children in correctional facilities, deprived of visits and information.]" Read the entire article at "The Hill" link http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/259214-mental-health-reform-bill-advances-after-clash

The director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) used to be a Democrat. Now I am a human rights advocate, and I vote only for candidates who uphold human rights. Regarding protections and treatment for mentally ill Americans, most Democrats seem to side with prison investors and may actually be prison investors themselves. Congratulations to the 48 Democrats who have sided with their constituents to support H.R.2646. Americans still demand that this country "be true to what it said on paper" (MLK), and we value elected and appointed officials who make that a goal.

WHO are the prison investors in Congress? Most of the reps whose names are missing on the list of co-sponsors for H.R.2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" may own private prison stocks or accept campaign contributions from prison companies: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2646/cosponsors Please check for your congressional representative's name.

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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
We are winning, families and advocates! Let us keep up the momentum!

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in this nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal? Why are we still asking that question after twelve years? http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/main.html


Mentally Ill People Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Support H.R. 2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act."