May 5, 2014
Corrections officer hurt after train slams into car outside prison
One person has been rushed to the hospital after a train slammed into a car Monday afternoon outside the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Dangerous Minds / Insane System: Part 2, Can't fix him
He also left in the same condition he was in when he arrived: seriously mentally ill.
Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke says the agency is limiting industrial and commercial development on 428 acres at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrett, 570 acres at Deep Meadow Correctional Center in Goochland County, 844 acres at Powhatan Correctional Center in Powhatan County, and 1,157 acres at Deerfield ... (more)
The Washington Post
Prisons and jails: the not-so-new asylums
Incarceration rates for the mentally ill have been on the rise for the past 40 years, a result, experts say, of the movement to empty psychiatric institutions and place people in less restrictive settings.