Federal Complaint Filed to Stop NH From Housing Non-Criminal Mentally Ill Patients in Prison

State Rep. Renny Cushing is ratcheting up efforts to halt the practice of housing severely mentally ill patients who haven’t committed a crime with convicted prisoners at the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the State Prison for Men in Concord. Maggie Fogarty and Arnie Alpert of the NH Friends Service Committee. Maggie Fogarty and Arnie Alpert of the NH branch of the American Friends Service Committee. Cushing, a Hampton Democrat, has joined forces with other advocates, and on Friday they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice civil rights division in Washington seeking a full investigation into the longstanding practice.

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