Drugs in the Criminal Justice System

I'm reading a doctoral dissertation by a woman who recently interviewed many battered women incarcerated in a large California prison for killing their partners. She found that almost all of them had been given heavy doses of multiple psychiatric drugs as soon as they were arrested, so they were unable to assist in their own trials (if they had trials; many just plead guilty). Some actually fell asleep during their trial. They are still pressured to take these drugs while doing their sentences as this cuts down on the need for more correctional officers, which would be more expensive.

Another reason to oppose psychiatric medications.

Nancy Lemon
Berkeley, California, USA


Last modified: 2017-05-06 23:35:41-07