Minds in Crisis: Mental Health in American Prisons
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.
Description: 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. The director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, Charles Daniels, and Dr. Christine Montross, author of “Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration,” will examine this critical problem and discuss solutions.
- Dr. Christine Montross, author of “Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration,” and associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
- Charles Daniels, 30-year corrections veteran and director, Nevada Department of Corrections.