Pontiac prison http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il prison watchdog group says many people with mental illness end up in prison http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-prison-watchdog-group-says-many-people-mental-illness-end-prison <div>Last week, prison officials in Indiana announced they'd soon add programs for mentally ill inmates, and house them in a special facility. A few days earlier, a report from a prison watchdog group raised concerns about the same kind of inmates in an Illinois prison. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The John Howard Association, a prison-monitoring group, says the demise of our mental health system in recent decades means a lot of people with mental illness end up in prison.</span></div><div> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:12:31 +0000 Brian Mackey 8179 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il prison watchdog group says many people with mental illness end up in prison