Positive Living Treatment Center will be at the NO NEW JAIL Overnight Vigil — fighting to protect the rights of “special populations” (including those with mental illness) from this new jail! $54 million in FEMA funds would be better served to implement concrete laws and policies to protect those with mental illness (including developing long-term care facilities) rather than building a new jail to incarcerate the mentally ill!
We at PLTC strongly believe that people with mental illness deserve the support they need to recover. Building a new jail to house “special populations” will only increase the rate of incarceration of those with mental illness. Prisons are already the largest mental health providers in the United States. We want to put an end to this cycle and advocate for the development of facilities that actually care for and support folks with mental illness rather than incarcerate and further isolate them. We propose the construction of a long-term, residential psychiatric facility in lieu of the new jail!
Come out and support!