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Badger Diggings: What to do about the insane?

7:42 PM, Dec. 29, 2012
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Here's the sad truth about the loner down the block with the serious mental illness and maybe, just maybe you fear, an itch to hurt somebody.

He's a lot more likely to end up in a fight with a cop or an argument with a prison guard than a therapy session with a doctor in a hospital.

Approximately 30 percent of the inmates in Wisconsin prisons are mentally ill, according to a 2008 Legislative Audit Bureau report - about 10 percent seriously so. They account for virtually all "self-harm incidents" and attacks on staff. The Mental Illness Policy Organization contends, meanwhile, that a seriously ...

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