Monday, January 17, 2011

Mental Health Institutionalization and Prison Incarceration rate over time:

via the Volokh Conspiracy. A note over at NRO's corner explains:
“the politics of deinstitutionalization was generally facilitated by the fact that fiscally `conservative Republicans sought a way to save money… [and] the liberal Democrats sought a way to expand civil rights. The promise of doing good by saving money was irresistible’ (Isaac and Armat, 1990:15). (as quoted in Powers, Rothman, Smith College. Center for the Study of Social and Political Change, “The Least Dangerous Branch? Consequences of Judicial Activism,” 2002)
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