Thank you for giving ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL (AIMI). Visit online to read or share information about mentally ill inmates who suffer behind bars for offenses they lacked the wherewithal to avoid. Acute mental patients are frequently prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law although many are unable to contribute to their own defense. Please also visit my MaryLovesJustice article to learn more about juvenile justice and share your viewpoint at juvenile justice articles. One is called "Juvenile Justice: Kids 4 Cash," at this link http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/03/juvenile-justice-kids-4-cash.html . Over 2,000 children are presently serving life without parole, and a child of 14 was executed.
Many parents seek compassion and justice for their sons and daughters who are caught in the justice system. Please pray for the families. Some readers may be able to help families get attorney services, and everyone should support petitions in Dog Justice blog by signing and sharing them with online friends and groups. Neither you nor I were at the crime scenes regarding alleged offenses discussed in this article. Innocent people are in prison, but not everyone who says he/she is innocent really is. AIMI advocates for mentally ill people without regard to innocence or guilt. We believe acute mental patients should be hospital inpatients if they must be removed from society, not prison inmates.
Upon release from hospitals or prisons, acute mental patients should become participants in an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program, which provides for their continued psychiatric care and subsistence assistance. Taxpayers save zero by incarcerating rather than treating the mentally ill, and our communities became less safe. The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) recently certified Assistance Outpatient Treatment programs, and numerous states have already begun using AOT programs. Please find out what provisions are made for acute mental patients in your state and advocate for improved community monitoring and treatment. Together, we can decriminalize mental illness in America.
Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill at http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi - Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal - http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/ .
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Dogged out mentally ill people and their families are invited to join this blog and post your stories for free. You will have three months to tell your stories, whether positive or negative. If you do not feel comfortable writing yourself, we will do it for you and launch your petitions, if desired. You will be responsible for your own content regarding validity, etc. Every non-advertising member can post as many blogs as desired during the three months of membership. By rotating members who contribute to the blog every quarter, we hope to give plenty of dogged out mentally ill people and their families an opportunity to use this service. Three months of high visibility online may turn your situation around. Many people will know and care about you and want to help.
Advertising Members - It seems a good idea for people who need health care or legal services for mentally ill and/or drug addicted people to know where they can find a variety of services at a single website. At DOG JUSTICE FOR MENTALLY ILL blog, advertisers will be able to post public service announcements of any length (including photos and videos), rather than just a small ad. Ideally, this blog will bring together mentally challenged people and their caregivers with health care providers and attorneys who can help them. Advertisers may renew their memberships quarterly and post two public service ads per quarter. No members' posts or ads will ever be removed by this blog's administrator without a request, so your content will have a permanent presence online at DOG JUSTICE FOR MENTALLY ILL and continue to be accessed by DOG JUSTICE members and the general public indefinitely. My sites usually enjoy good traffic on the web, and members seeking help zealously promote the blog among their friends and social networks. Advertisers will have their goods and services promoted by up to 400 members per year while helping to promote an important cause: decriminalizing mental illness in America.
Members will recognize that sharng our DOG JUSTICE link widely brings more attention to their issues and a greater chance of satisfactory resolution. Every time members share a link to this blog, we necessarily publish the advertisers goods and services. Promoting services by psychiatrists, counselors, drug treatment centers, attorneys, etc., will decrease the number of people who are incarcerated for mental illness and remove barriers to timely treatment. I will promote DOG JUSTICE diligently, as it is our goal to help the mentally ill resolve legal issues and ultimately replace incarceration with inpatient and outpatient care. Ideally, 400 different members every year will be introducing your treatment and legal services to their networks in perpetuum, even if you only join the blog for one quarter.
Individuals and families impacted by mental illness who want a permanent affiliation with Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI), simply join us at Care2 Network at this link: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi - Care2 memberships are free of charge for everyone. AIMI expects to also start a Google+ group, and you are invited to join it and post on an unlimited basis at no cost.
Talking about mental illness helps to remove the stigma attached to that common, treatable health disorder. Reaching out for help is the wise course. TRY to email me at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call me at 678.531.0262 to arrange membership. If you fail to get a response within two(2) days, it means your attempt to communicate with me failed. Leave a comment with your email address or phone number in the comments section at this DOG JUSTICE FOR MENTALLY ILL blog or one of my other Blogger blogs - FreeSpeakBlog, MaryLovesJustice, or JusticeGagged. Unfortunately, work to decriminalize mental illness has opposition, and communicating with me can be difficult.
Interference happens because full prisons are profitable to prison investors. Human rights work has always suffered opposition, including slavery abolition, women's suffrage, the labor movement, and the civil rights movement. However, God is on our side, which means victory is assured. See the "Dog Justice" poem below. It was used by "Stolen Lives Project" and is republished by prison activists everywhere who realize that the mentally ill comprise over half of America's massive prison rolls. The mentally ill usually stay in prison longer (no good time), have a higher rate of recidivism, and endure harsher living conditions as inmates, including solitary confinement, brutality, and in my brother's case, death. DOG JUSTICE poem tells my story. With DOG JUSTICE blog, let's tell yours.
Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
You had no spots or floppy ears
You died in jail for mental illness
Dog deaths get swift justice
But you were made in God's image
PEOPLE NEED AT LEAST DOG JUSTICE IN THE USA.