The New York Times editorial page on Friday 11/26/14 addresses the mass incarceration epidemic in America, especially as it relates to mentally ill inmates:
The Times has an average daily newspaper circulation of more than 700,000; a big audience to read the stark truth about American justice. When you or a family member has been through the judicial system, you care. As witnessed in Florida, Ferguson and now in New York, a grand jury can choke big time and blow the call. William Gladston once said, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” nothing new for people of color, mentally ill inmates, the poor and those re-entering society. I’d say the New York Times editorial page is an answer to prayer for those who have skin in the game; please read it. As a country, I’d say we are better than the recent skewed justice and illegal chokehold; for the good cops, guards and prosecutors out there. Stay the course, you are appreciated. Change in community policing, corrections specifically, is slowly taking place. It’s an evolution, not a revolution.