reply to post by Tinkerpeach
Yes, Miss Peach, knows what she's talking about.
I work in maximum security mental institution - we trade "patients - inmates" with the maximum security prisons in this state daily.
Eating feces, digging feces out of your bottom and smearing it on walls, keeping it in a paper cup and throwing at prison gaurds or psychiatric
technitians is common practice.
The young kids from milwaukee are quite adept at it - growing up in the different institutional settings that they have been accustomed to -
Yes, there are far too many mentally ill patients in prison - and they are far too many not mentally ill psychopaths in expensive psychiatric state
facilities these days -
The problem is the judges and the in-experienced psychologist or over paid psychologist to put these people in the wrong places.
The truly mentally ill are the victims of these people - It's an old saying, but true - if you are truly mentally ill, you don't want medication -
if you're a psychopath - you want whatever you can get.
The differences of being in a prison and a "mental facility" include - not having your correspondence monitered (phone calls, letters, financial
transactions) - we've had psychopaths operate an illegal prostitution ring, drug dealing, ect - because they had a lawyer, a psychologist, and a
judge say they are "mentally ill".
If an inmate spits on an officer in prison = he gets 5 years added on to his sentence. In a mental facility - you can rape and kill an employee, and
not get anything out of it, as far as added confinement.
I don't know about this specific case - but, you can bet there is a bit more to it than is being published.
And, most mentally ill people are non-violent, and never commit a crime.