The criminal justice system fails to adopt alternative mental health reforms better equipped to handle mental health crises rather than placing the mentally ill in institutions that have proven to worsen their illness. The criminalization of mental illness must end, says Zaynah Zaman, a student at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Zaman, Zaynah, "Reimagining Criminal Justice: How We Traded Out Asylums for Prisons" (2021). Reimagining Criminal Justice. 8.