Mental illness 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 Counties focus on mental illness, gun access http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/counties-focus-mental-illness-gun-access <p></p><div>More Illinois counties are complying with a law intended to keep guns away from people with mental illness. IPR’s Chris Slaby reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>An audit last year found only three county court clerks reported people with "disqualifying mental health conditions" to the Illinois State Police. &nbsp;Now, that number's up to 27.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jessica Tramme is chief of the firearm services bureau for the Illinois State Police.</div><div>She says a change in January means judges MUST order court clerks to notify the State Police when people are found "mental defective" or "intellectually disabled."</div><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:36:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2128 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Counties focus on mental illness, gun access