Minds in Crisis: Mental Health in American Prisons

Minds in Crisis: Mental Health in American Prisons

Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
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The U.S. prison population has more than quadrupled over the past four decades, and many of those behind bars are mentally ill. A shortage of mental health treatment options has pushed many people in need of psychiatric care into the pipeline to prison instead. Dr. Christine Montross, author of Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, and Charles Daniels, director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, will examine this critical problem and discuss solutions.

This program will take place in The Mob Museum’s Historic Courtroom. Dr. Christine Montross will appear via livestream. Charles Daniels will be joining in-person.

If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP. Reservations are not needed to join this program’s livestream.


Purchase a signed copy of Dr. Christine Montross’ book Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration.


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