Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities (RIPPD)
Over half of the incarcerated individuals in U.S. prisons have a history of mental illness. Police officers have limited training in both recognizing and dealing with the needs of mentally ill people. Consequently, their treatment of mentally ill people can cause further damage. RIPPD works to improve the criminal justice systems handling of people with mental disabilities. Its members include formerly imprisoned people with mental illness and their families.
123 William Street, 16th Fl. New York, NY 10038 845-598-4186 www.rippd.org