Poet, musician, and PhD student John Gillespie Jr. (aka swim.) joins Beyond Prisons to discuss his art and scholarship around suicide in the Black community.
Video obtained by the Intercept showed police breaking into Chelsea Manning’s home to conduct a “wellness” check. Fortunately, she was not home.
Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer talks about his work with mental health response networks in Atlanta.
For part three of Roqayah Chamseddine’s interview with Devyn Springer, a queer black Muslim, he highlights his work as an artist.
For part two of our interview with Devyn Springer, he highlights his work as an activist and the toll it can take on his health as a queer black muslim.
A conversation between Brian Sonenstein and Mary E. Buser, author of “Lockdown on Rikers” about solitary confinement and mental health on NYC’s jail island.
U.S. scientists are finally investigating whether psychedelic drugs from MDMA to magic mushrooms can help ease depression, anxiety, PTSD and even addiction.
Only 15.4% of detainees with mental health disorders receive treatment. 31% of former youth prisoners were not sure where to go for treatment.
Last week, the New York City Council sent eight bills to Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s desk aimed at bringing greater transparency to the city’s jails. The wave of legislation was introduced this past spring and its passage marks the latest efforts by the city to reign in the brutal culture of violence and impunity that has reigned inside its jails for years.
Former Chicago Juvenile Inmates Have High Rates of Substance Abuse, Psychiatric Disorders, Study Finds
Formerly incarcerated youth in Cook County, Chicago, were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders at a rate higher than that of the general population, according to new research. The research also found Black former juvenile inmates had lower prevalence rates for psychiatric and substance abuse disorders over time than compared to whites and Hispanics, despite the fact that they constitute a disproportionately larger segment of the incarcerated population.