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According to the Washington Post in December of 2001 The number of people with serious mental illness in Americas jails and prisons today is five times greater than the number in state mental hospitals Prisons as an observer of similar trends in Australia have noted the new asylums of the 21st century The criminalization of the mentally ill is inhumane It is also emotionally and financially costly and a testament to government failures at all levels Less and less treatment is given to inmates of whom are in need while each year the cost to house feed and clothe these inmates goes up in the mal-funded institutions due to the lack of funding and care at federal state and local levels With the lack of funding treatment staffing and care at all governmental levels my partner and I stand resolved that the United States federal government should substantially increase public health services for mental health in the United States Our definitions are as followed United States The 48 contiguous states Hawaii and Alaska Federal Government The United States ruling body based in Washington DC Substantially increase To enlarge to a great extent or expand the amount of Public health The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community as by preventive medicine health education control of communicable diseases providing psychological treatment application of sanitary measures and monitoring of environmental hazards Mental health A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities function in society and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life Prison A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint According to Sibulkin Kiesler of the center for Mental Health Services since 1950 the number of psychiatric hospital patients has declined from 592853 to 71619 in 1994 In the 1990s 40 state mental hospitals closed their doors and left 60000 to squeeze into the ones that
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