Lawsuit alleges Utah agencies 'unconstitutionally delay' mentally ill inmates' treatment

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2015 3:48 p.m.

    DN Subscriber
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

    It is a difficult problem. The rest of medical care is gravitating to evidence-based medicine. The Mental Health profession has a very long way to go before they have solid science based on treatment outcomes. In the meantime the plan is to not just stand there, do something.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 10, 2015 9:58 a.m.

    What evidence is there that "treatment intended to restore inmates' mental competency" actually works? Does it sustain a "feel good" industry showing "how much people care" or is it a medically verifiable success?

    I pity the mentally ill, but am skeptical that these programs actually cure anyone.

    If the programs actually do work, then I would hope that all the concerned citizens who support the programs would become professionals in that area, instead of lawyers.

  • exegesis101 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 9, 2015 9:18 p.m.

    Its about time Utah was accountable to its mentally ill who are housed in jails and prisons without proper treatment and without human dignity. Mr Jared Fields...Gods speed