I was, or someone I know, is
incarcerated due to their mental illness or disability.


1.2 million individuals living with mental illness sit in jail and prison each year. Often their involvement with the criminal justice system begins with low-level offenses like jaywalking, disorderly conduct, or trespassing.

The states with less access to mental health care have more adults who are in the criminal justice system. Six out of 10 of the states with the least access to mental health care also have the highest rates of incarceration.

These states include: Alabama; Arkansas; Mississippi; Texas; Georgia; and Florida

Get Help:

  • Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD): an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that promotes equal access to legal system for individuals who are deaf and for people with disabilities.  HEARD primarily focuses on correcting and preventing deaf wrongful convictions, ending deaf prisoner abuse, decreasing recidivism rates for deaf returned citizens, and on increasing representation of the deaf in the justice, legal and corrections professions. HEARD created and maintains the only national database of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind detainees & prisoners.


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