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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: H.R.619, MentalHospitals, PrisonIndustrialComplex, Censorship, Terrorism, TroyDavis, WarOnTerror, EconomicRecession, H.R.645, ConcentrationCamps, AssistanceToTheIncarceratedMentallyIll, PrisonLaborProfits, EricHolder, USDOJ, MurderCover-up, LarryNeal )

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(26 paragraphs, 17 links) Contents listed because cyberstalkers are hired to delete data that exposes why WAR, a POOR ECONOMY, and DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE MENTALLY ILL help the Prison Industrial complex. Health Care Reform should incl. H.R.619 for ment


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Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 11:35 am

China is constantly cited for human rights violations and censorship. Americans are presently at war, supposedly because a country killed its own citizens. My brother, Larry Neal, was a citizen of the USA, and he was secretly arrested and murdered, and the DOJ refuses to investigate or prosecute his death, but helps to cover it up. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill members are censored for advocating that mental illness be decriminalized in America and an end to the illegal discrimination against 1 in 5 Americans who have mental dysfunctions. Murders of citizens under government detainment and censorship to prevent discourse about it are homegrown crimes that no one has to go to China or Iraq to fight. AIMI members fight daily for HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS against powerful censorship.

This blog should have 26 paragraphs not counting subtitles and 17 links. I list contents because cybercensorship is used to block out parts of your blogs and mine that authorities find objectionable. Try viewing yours from a different computer often if you write about human rights, and you will see. I positioned a photo here that the censorship force of America will not allow to show. It is a photograph of Troy Davis gagged. You can see it in my Care2 album - Google "AIMI album Care2."

Censoring Mary Neal is allowed or actually done by authorities in order to prevent my exposing my disabled brother's murder cover-up and expressing the viewpoint that the nation suffers a stiffling prison budget that erodes funds for education, our jobs are disappearing behind prison walls, the death penalty continues despite its loss of public support, and the war is proliferating to benefit prison profiteers, including many decision makers. Just as Troy Davis is under a gag order to prevent his protests that he is innocent, I am illegally censored and terrorized for advocating for justice. See the information below under the headings, National Health Care, The Prison Budget, The Economy and Unemployment, The War, and Cyberterror to Prevent Human Rights Activism. Specific examples of the cyberterror that is intended to intimidate me so that I relinquish the right to freedom of press are included below. As I wrote this blog, "citizens police" made innumerable trips past my home, reving their motors, and helicoptors circled over my home. God said, "Fear not." At church today, I will give video CDs to the prison missionary members that captured real-time cyberterror and cybercensorship that is used against me. I will be happy to send you a CD, also. See "PRISON LABOR PROFITS" at YouTube for a two-minute film as an example. Write to MaryLovesJustice, P.O. Box 153, Redan, Georgia 30074, and please include a donation for production and shipping along with whatever you can include to continue work to decriminalize mental illness through our organization, Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (gifts are not tax deductible).

When I try to open this Google Docs question online, the question is replaced with my Google profile on my view.


Additionally, I discovered that when I tried to follow my Care2 Sharebook, the letter "h" would not register; therefore, people cannot actually follow my Sharebook posts. I complained on Twitter, and the "h" letters suddenly appeared at my Blogger blog settings at one link I had written in an attempt to follow my Sharebook: - Furthermore, for the blogs that I do follow in my Blogger, the data from those blogs is from six to nine months old, not current data. Cyberstalkers have been instructed to prevent me from getting current data in the fear that I will attend rallies and meetings and reveal information about my disabled brother's secret jailhouse murder and the cruel conditions under which many other Americans are imprisoned - some of whom have no criminal charges but are imprisoned long-term after lunacy arrests.

Is Psychiatric Care Is Omitted to Benefit the Prison Industry?

Millions of people have a common, treatable health condition that may be omitted under current proposals for national health care. Censorship and cyberterror are intended to prevent my advocacy for passing H.R.619, a congressional bill that would make inpatient psychiatric treatment possible for middle-class and indigent mentally ill people by resuming Medicaid funding for eligible persons who cannot afford private hospital fees or $150/hour visits with a psychiatrist. Presently, people who lack the funds for inpatient treatment or private doctor's visits are left untreated in hopes that they will commit a crime and join the 1.25 million mentally ill citizens in the prison system - even if the crime is attempted suicide or mass murder. Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX, 30) proposed H.R.619 on January 22, 2009. I write about the bill prolifically; however, my tag lines are frequently illegally edited, and "H.R. 619" is removed to prevent the general public from knowing about the bill, and to prevent the 111th Congress from seeing the support for the bill from the community.

Prison owners and investors recognize that resuming Medicaid funding for psychiatric hospitals would prevent sick Americans in crisis from being incarcerated rather than treated for mental illness. When that funding source was deleted in the 1970's, hospitals closed across the nation, and prisons filled with sick people. They also realize that mentally ill persons who are released from hospitals and prisons should only be released under Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs (AOTs) that provide subsistence assistance and ongoing psychiatric care in their communities. The combination of Medicaid funding for inpatients and AOT programs for community care would eliminate over one-half of the nation's prison cost and give most sick people their lives back. The nation's current prison budget is $50 billion annually, and $185 billion when one adds the costs of police services, attorney fees for indigent clients, and court costs. Over half of that expense results from criminalizing mental illness. That is precisely why I am subjected to heavy censorship and have "citizens police" positioned around my home, stalkers when I leave home to use computers that were not illegally placed on an Intranet to control and impede my input, my phone is tapped - 678.531.0262 (calls go to voicemail, and I do not get the messages).

These and more crimes are done to prevent Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, and they are permitted to continue by the government despite my asking for help, because many officials, past and present, are prison owners and investors. Because prison industry wants to keep mental patients imprisoned rather than treated in hospitals and their communities under H.R.619 and AOT programs, they attempt to block my attempts to network with people online and terrorize me when I leave home to use computers elsewhere. On one occasion, I was followed by a USDOT truck that was leading four other vehicles that waylaid me at my neighborhood Chevron station. I called 911 and waited on police response for an hour that did not come, and no police investigation of the crime ever happened, just as the DOJ refuses to investigate my mentally and physically ill brother's murder in memphis/Shelby County Jail. Mentally ill people are discriminated against on purpose by the very agencies and individuals that are in place to protect institutionalized persons and prevent discrimination in America. Their victimization extends to people like myself who say, "I Respectfully Object."

Why Prisons are Deemed More Important than Education; Why Teachers are Being Laid Off and Schools Closed?

FIFTY BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IS A SUBSTANTIAL SUM. ONE-HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE BILLION A YEAR IS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. THAT IS WHAT OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE BUDGET COSTS. PRISON LABOR PROJECTS GENERATES BILLIONS MORE IN REVENUE. Representative Johnson was courageous to put forth a bill proposing resumption of Medicaid funding for inpatient care. Let us all support H.R. 619, the bill that would help decriminalize mental illness, relieve our prison budget, promote community safety, and save and enrich lives of mentally ill Americans (1 in 5 people) and their families. Ask your candidates whre they stand on continuing to wrongly imprison sick people as opposed to treating them, which would save money and lives. While national health care is the leading topic of debate in Washington, demand that our officials stop discriminating against mental illness and include treatment for psychitric conditions in any health care plan they pass. See the portfolios of your candidates and elected officials to determine which of them has a vested interest in prison labor profits increasing and the prison population having sustained growth. Decriminalizing mental illness would eliminate the need for private prisons, because 1.25 million sick people would be treated in hospitals and their communities rather than relagated to prison in solitary confinemnt cells, tasered, gassed, and put in often-deadly restraint chars to die like musician Sean LeVert and Tim Souders, the subect of a 60-Minutes documentary.

Acute mental patients are imprisoned rather than hospitalized in order that prison profiteers can charge taxpayers significantly more money for "special" arrangements those inmates must have, although most of them actually get no care - only a solitary prison cell where they are kept naked and many are abused and/or killed like Larry Neal was.

Unfortunately, the DOJ was headed during the time Larry was secretly arrested and died in 2003 by former Attorney General Antonio Gonzales, who was indicted in 2008 as a prison profiteer for withholding federal investigations regarding prison abuse for kickbacks. He never went to trial. Larry's family hoped that his secret arrest and wrongful death investigation that was denied when Gonzales was the nation's attorney general would happen under the present administration. Instead, the DOJ refuses to honor the president's executive order to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act by responding to FOIA requests promptly. In fact, Eric Holder's DOJ told Larry Neal's family the DOJ will not answer how and why Larry Neal was killed. Prison profiteering is a vast enterprise with many officials being paid your tax money to keep sick people and non-violent offenders behind bars, unprotected by minimum wage laws, normal worker protections, mental and physical health care, and even protection from murder. Americans behind bars have the same DOJ making decisions that issued torture orders for the offshore prison camps and that now prohibits full disclosure on those human rights abuses. Larry Neal's denial of open disclosure indicates that American citizens can be secretly arrested and murdered, and their deaths are also covered up just like people who are labeled "suspected terrorists" from other countries.

Pray for Rep. Johnson's safety and help to promote H.R.619. I do not know whether the former psychiatric nurse fully understands the powerful foes her bill has and how far they will go to keep sick Americans behind bars. I am surprised every day at the criminal lenghts to which they go to intimidate me, prevent my family from learning how they murdered my disabled brother, Larry Neal, whose death was covered up by The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm, the DOJ, Shelby County Jail, and deprived of due process of law by judges. I am not permitted to have Net Freedom to bring injustices against mentally ill Americans before the public, especially to Christian organizations, African American online groups and prisoner activists groups.

Where Did the Jobs Go? Who Profits by a Bad Economy?

CYBERTERRORISM AND IN-PERSON STALKING are employed against Mary Neal to prevent my publishing the fact that many of the jobs Americans believe went to third world contries actually disappeared behind prison walls along with 2.3 million Americans, two-thirds of whom are non-violent offenders who were enslaved for that purpose. Recognize that a bad economy improves prison growth as desperate people do desperate things. It is a conflict of interest for some officials to improve the economy, as it would interfere with the proliferation of the prison industrial complex. It would be a conflict of interest to return jobs to the private sector by decriminalizing mental illness and eliminating excessive sentencing, three-strikes laws, mandatory sentencing, wrongful convictions, and the death penalty, which costs taxpayers around $90,000 more per year for each condemned man.

SLAVERY is so lucrative that while support for H.R. 619 is stifled, another bill, H.R.645 to build six concntration camps in America, is picking up co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. Under H.R. 645, millions more Americans will be given full employment in FEMA centers with uniforms provided. The Massachusetts Martial Law bill provides that Americans may be interned in the FEMA camps for such "offenses" as refusing to accept an H1N1 vaccine should an "emergency" be called. According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones, microphones, and speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.

Ending the War Would Negatively Impact the Prison Industry

Prison laborers make 100% of uniforms soldiers wear and the products they carry, including canteens. It would be a conflict of interest for prison investors to end the war. High unemployment is good for the war industry and the prison industry. The nation's recssion helps to induces thousands of young job-seekers to enter the military, which in turn creates a growing need for military uniforms and products. Read this again: According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.

Examples of Crimes Officials Allow/Facilitate Against Mary Neal and Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill Organization

I made a request at Google Forums for help sharing my cyberterror, which the government allows to continue in order to keep people ignorant of terrorism against my family for asking WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL and discrimination against10 million mentally ill people and their families by criminalizing mental illness in America. A modified version of my help request is below.


Hello. I tried to share some of my cyberterrorism via Google Docs. My Google Docs all are labeled "not shared." Everything I put online is published to share with the entire universe, especially since mainstream media will not publish anything about the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm fraud that followed to cover-up his murder in Memphis/Shelby County Jail in 2003. I tried to send the Google Doc page named "DOG JUSTICE" to my blog at , but it keeps saying "timed out."

The "Dog Justice" Google Doc is a screen shot of the sick, possibly abused dog I was forced look at whenever I sent emails from Yahoo to thousands of people about Larry's murder and the need to decriminalize mental illness in America. Later, when I was prevented from communicating with African American groups and prisoner activists using my Yahoo Mail account, it was almost a relief not to have to look at that sick dog any longer. The sick dog ad mocked my family's justice quest. We call our justice quest "Dog Justice" because Larry's murder is deprived of the investigative and prosecutorial justice that dog abuse cases get in America.

I also want to share the screen shot of the big, black gorilla that Internet links to some of my Care2 shares led. The "www" in those links was exchanged for the word "primate." When people selected the links, they led to a photo of a large, black ape instead of to my posts. Most of my Care2 shares, articles, and FreeSpeakBlog blogs expose victimization of helpless people like Larry was, i.e., videos of an elderly woman being tasered at a traffic stop in Texas, a mentally challenged student being assaulted by his school police officer because his shirt tail was out, and a legless elderly African American man who police tasered in his wheelchair. My Internet posts are objectionable to some people. I do not share news to embarrass people in authority, but to enlist support improving human and civil rights.

People retaliate [my using my "freedom" of press by sending me cyberterror for asking about my murdered brother and advocating for justice for other victims. In fact, I saved screen shots (using print-screen function on my computer) of most of the cyberterror I receive. I put the coffin ad cyberterror on my Google profile at - The cyberterrorism is done to make Larry Neal's family join mainstream news in censoring the fact that Larry was a lifelong mental patient who was kept under secret arrest in Memphis Shelby County Jail for 18 days until he died under yet undisclosed circumstances. Authorities refuse to say whether he was Tasered, died in a restraint chair, or expired from deprivation of his heart drugs while my family and Larry's social worker were continually told that neither Larry nor a John Doe meeting his description was incarcerated in the jail.

We keep trying to get authorities to tell Larry's survivors how they killed him and why, but the jail refuses to answer federal subpoenas and the USDOJ refuses to respond to our Freedom of Information Act Request, which is also online.Now I use Larry as my "poster child" to help promote a bill by Rep. Johnson (D-TX 30) to make inpatient psychiatric care more accessible by resuming Medicaid funding under H.R. 619. Rep. Johnson is a former psychiatric nurse who knows that acute mental patients belong in the hospitals, not behind bars like 1.25 million of America's mentally ill citizens are right now. Mentally challenged offenders who are nonviolent like Larry should be released from jails and hospitals only under Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs, providing subsistence assistance and treatment that is mandated by the court.

I have numerous screen shots of my cyberterror that should be uploaded to Google Docs, including the one showing a large dried-up ant that I was forced to view for many weeks at YahooMail and the coffin ad that is at my Google profile as well as the six men holding rifles that greeted me for weeks whenever I tried to communicate with members of my group at Care2 - Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill -

At one point, whenever I tried to update my Care2 profile page, a lethal injection bed with my name underneath it would pop out of nowhere. A family friend saw it one night and gave me an affidavit that I filed in our USDC case against The Johnnie Cochran Firm (suit for defrauding my family - working for the jail behind our backs to prevent our wrongful death lawsuit regarding Larry's murder). Unfortunately, the young woman, my witness, was stopped by police and beaten soundly last fall on the day I had rented DeKalb Community Center to give youths an opportunity to showcase their talent. Apparently, authorities believed I would use the opportunity to tell the community about Larry's secret arrest and murder, The Cochran Firm's fraud (having a judge issue a court order that there is no Cochran Firm office in Georgia as an excuse to dismiss our lawsuit for the firm's fraud as Larry's wrongful death attorneys), and the terrorism we endure, being followed by gangstalkers and a USDOT truck.

I also want to publish on Google Docs the "NO RESULTS FOR TROY DAVIS" print screen I captured when I searched for Troy Davis' name at Twitter's "real time tweets" field. I noticed this week that NONE of my tweets about Troy Davis and Hank Skinner, two death row inmates, came up when I viewed the tweets that posted under searches for real-time tweets about those men at Twitter. Today, I was astounded to get the "NO RESULTS FOR TROY DAVIS" response at Twitter. There is much cybercensorship surrounding prison issues like the death penalty, criminalizing mental illness, and America's high prison rate.

One example of online censorship is my video "PRISON LABOR PROFITS" at YouTube. Unfortunately, the video is captured by those who can get around Google's security and control the hits counter as they also did regarding my COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD videos 1 and 2. As was the case with those Cochran Firm Fraud videos, people have trouble commenting at my "PRISON LABOR PROFITS" cybercensorship video. See a conversation about that at this link (not actually a conversation, since my first response to AIMI member, Danielle, about her DoS at YouTube was not allowed to post): Comment 6 at this link by Danielle S.

Try to comment at PRISON LABOR PROFITS at or at the Cochran Firm Fraud videos at YouTube and you might be able to see for yourself that most comments are disallowed. Also, notice the hits counter - get with a group of people using laptops and each of you access the videos. The hits counter may not add a single view. I welcome suggestions on how to get around the powerful cybercensorship force despite the wealth and resoucefulness of their employers. They are assigned to prevent my advocacy for H.R.619 and work against me when I try to use Google Docs to post examples of cyberterror via web pages and on my blog at -

I hope that any national health care reform bill that passes incorporates provisions for psychiatric care instead of prisons for Americans who have mental illness. It is time for our country to come out of the Dark Ages when mentally ill people were kept in dungeons, abused, and killed, like they continue to be while behind bars and during lunacy arrests in 21st Century America. AIMI is not alone in promoting H.R. 619. NAMI, which has 250,000 members across the nation, announced its support of H.R. 619 in January 2010, Treatment Advocacy Center promotes the bill, and most other mental health orgs also support resuming Medicaid funding for middle-class and indigent mental patients instead of remanding sick people to prison. Sick inmates like Larry Neal was and their family members are citizens, too, and they number around 10 million. Your help getting Net Freedom regarding decriminalizing mental illness will be appreciated. I really need my Google Docs sharing feature to work. Thanks in advance.

Mary NealAssistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

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Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:04 pm
Cyberstalkers ran the number together so you would not see it. Discrimination is practiced against 10 MILLION MENTALLY ILL INMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES, because mental illness is NOT a crime. It is a common, treatable health condition that should be dealt with medically, not legally. The government itself regularly discriminates against mentally ill people and their families by arresting them, allowing their abuse and murders, and withholding necessary treatment and resources in order that sick people will commit offenses deserving of imprisonment - from simple vagrancy and disturbing the peace to YOUR CHILDREN'S MURDER AT THE MALL OR ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES LIKE THE VIRGINIA TECH MASSACRE.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT IT! Visit Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill and read Danielle's account of what happened when she tried to comment at YouTube about my brother's secret murder and her brother Nick's wrongful imprisonment. She was surprised to discover her YOUTUBE COMMENTS WERE NOT ALLOWED. I was not surprised. My own comments at YouTube have to be entered under a different I.D. each time I comment, because of censorship in the U.S.A. regarding abuses to mentally ill Americans - the prison system's cash cow.

I videotape the interference I encounter and advise all people who write about Human Rights to not only print your posts, but also video tape them to prove what was originally uploaded on the Internet. I have films showing cybercensorship against Amnesty International, ACLU, and mental health organizations. Since mainstream media expects a bail-out for censoring such news as Americans being secretly arrested and murdered and a major law firm being declared non-existent (The Cochran Firm) by a judge in order to repay the firm for protecting Shelby County Jail from our a wrongful death lawsuit regarding Larry, I will send the videos to Russia Today and Chinese press so they can talk to America about FREEDOM OF PRESS.


Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:17 pm
NOW I WILL GO FIGHT WITH ILLEGAL CYBERSTALKERS TO POST THIS NEWS TO MY GROUPS AT CARE2 AND AT TWITTER AND FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE. These videos will be added to the library that China and Russia and other foreign press get.

I hope they don't do as was done on September 1, 2009, when I published the fact that Thomas Arthur remained on Alabama's death row and his death warrant was being sought by the D.A. despite the fact that July's forensic test results showed Arthur's DNA did not match anything tested from the crime scene. Those who censor me are so ruthless and blood-thirsty that they attacked Care2 eCard system and took gMail down on September 1 so the public would never know he was likely innocent until Arthur was DEAD like Cameron Todd Willingham. THE DEATH PENALTY IS GOOD FOR PRISON INVESTORS, whether the condemned people are innocent or guilty. Some must die to keep capital punishment alive. Otherwise prisons will loose the extra $90,000 per condemned man per year that prisons get for their containment. What? I hope you did not think it was mercy that makes the system wait 20 years to kill condemned prisoners.

Join us in demanding HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS and justice for Americans.

Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:29 pm
America's woes help prisons:

Bad Economy

Criminalizing Mental Illness



Increasing Crime Rate

Censorship, Wiretapping, and Cyberterror (preventing people from communicating their opinions that war should end and corruption in government should end)

Soldiers with PTSD from Repeated Deployments
(Sgt. Russel goes on trial soon. I got this news from a member of my online network at SodaHead. Cyberstalkers immediately kicked me off that network and deleted the mail from my gMail account)


Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:40 pm
I protest the number of my submitted articles at Care2 decreasing rather than increasing as PRISON PROFITEERS decide which articles to delete off the Internet. Note the number that shows now and compare it with my records on print-outs and video when you get a video from me by writing me at P.O. Box 153, Redan, GA, 30074. You will see the real-time censorship that I have been subjected to for years as we work to promote justice and give ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL.

Thanks if you are able to cover your own production and mail cost and/or give to our advocacy. I covered all cost myself, including the cost to replace or repair a computer each week as America's censorship force continued to send strong Trojans and viruses to my PCs to prevent my asking WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL and pressing for Human Rights for Prisoners. After being followed by four vehicles and a USDOT truck, I found it hard to drive any longer. I confess that being waylaid at Chevron by all of those vehicles full of men on cell phones and being ignored when I called 911 unnerved me. I recently discovered that responses to my resume are deleted or go to TRASH at my email boxes. That is done to punish me with poverty for speaking out against injustice.

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 3:20 pm


H K (38)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 5:13 pm
I know a Schizophrenic who stole a car and showed up at her sisters house in shorts and barefoot when it was 6* outside! She had DOG POOP covered with wrap on a plate in her kitchen! Sad...

Deborah O (98)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 6:13 pm
There are many sides to any issue dealing with the mentally ill because there are so many degrees of mental illness, so many types of mental illness, so many ways of dealing or not dealing with it, families who are loving and supportive or families who are cold and hostile or ashamed or abusive and exploitative, mental health professionals who are dedicated and concerned and mental health professionals who are incompetant or bullies--and this mix leads to infinite variations. The constant seems to be that most people throw a group of inaccurate labels on all of them and treat them as if they have a contagious disease, ignore them or fear them but seldom if ever treat them with simple human dignity.

And things like respect, compassion, and simple human dignity go a long way.

Another constant seems to be that people in authority, whether it be hospitals, institutions, schools or prisons feel free to abuse the most basic rights of the mentally ill. They abuse the constitutional rights of the mentally ill with impunity, knowing that some are in no condition to protest and the credibility of those who do can always be called in to question. To be mentally ill in the hands of authority is to be powerless. If you have no one to speak for you, it is to be powerless and alone.

When a family member has the courage to take on the system, it is rare for them to receive any community support. Pity, perhaps, but seldom compassion and help. I wish things could be different but our society has proven far more accepting of every other issue--from severe drug and alcohol abuse to gay couples raising children--than they will ever be of any degree of mental illness. Because they fear it. It terrifies them.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 8:13 pm
NOTED Mary, and will contact you with confirmation! I wish I could give a green star to Deborah, as she always so eleoquently speaks such wisdom. My dear, I will come back tomorrow, as I must deliver food the an elderly woman. ThankX, and God bless you and your family.

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 8:35 pm
Thank you for your comments, Holly, Deborah, and Susanne. Thanks to everyone who notes this news. PLEASE SHARE THE LINK WITH OTHERS. People need to know that prison growth is not just a concern for those of us who have mentally ill loved ones or relatives who are inmates. Americans need to know that prison growth has EVERYTHING to do with wars, school closings, teacher lay-offs, job losses as our jobs disappear behind prison walls, decreased community safety, and human rights abuses and murders that occur behind bars, during lunacy arrests, and those that occur because treatment is frequently withheld from people in crisis until they PROVE to be a danger to self and others. I am pleased to report that NAMI, with its 250,000 members, announced its support for resuming Medicaid funding for mental hospitalization in January 2010. Treatment Advocacy Center and other major mental health organizations also support H.R. 619. I am not just here to talk about the problem. WE HAVE SOLUTIONS TO OFFER - (1) support H.R. 619 and ask your representatives to do likewise, and (2) support Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs to help middle-class and poor mentally ill people escape the revolving door to prisons. That will also help YOU to save money as a taxpayer - money that could be used for education and other domestic programs - and increase community safety.

Blessings! Thank you again for reading and sharing this article. Thank you, Care2, for the forum.


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Sunday March 14, 2010, 8:44 pm
noted thank you my friend

Kathleen R (983)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 10:49 pm
Thank you immensely, Mary!!! Now if only everyone would this & your additions, and, also care to have compassion & common sense!!!

Bill C (353)
Monday March 15, 2010, 4:50 pm
Mary again seek help, your approach has failed year after year because your mentally ill anyone who believes Care2 censorded the h on your share so people could not access the page is disturbed.

I feel for you, your articulate and intelligent; sadly you have a thought disorder. Get help for it, resolve the conflict and resolve your anguish.

People who seem to think so many important other are "after them" have serious issues, those issues have taken over your life.


. (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 5:38 pm
It is quite simple to state that a photo was included - but was 'censored' out. Or that a paragraph or link was 'censored' and removed. Because, of course, such supposed censorship can't be confirmed - or denied - by anyone else. No proof, I'm afraid. Either way. And it's especially illogical since most of us on this forum are unlikely to be of enough 'importance' in life for any such massive conspiracy to be made worth it to anyone with that kind of significant, shadowy power. 'They' don't give a hoot what we talk about among ourselves on the Care2 forum.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 7:42 pm
It is true, there is a problem with too many "mentally ill' people being incarcerated. I am so sorry about your brother.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday March 15, 2010, 7:43 pm
Noted for you. I reckon you can tell a lot about a country by the way it treats it's ill privelidged. We should do more for our mentally ill, its not their fault.
Sometimes awefull experiences can cause mental anguish, pain, humilation, embarrassment, anxiety, high fear. Just be thankful your not one of them. Plus pray you never are.
Can you please sign my petition to add Koala's to the endangered species list.
Really muchly appreciated. I suffer from two mental anguish areas, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder and both are very debilitating. So I've now become an activist for causes to do with animals and the environment. Probably, I'll see in the future from now, it's been a good thing. In love and light to all. Cheers.

Mary Neal (183)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:55 pm
Thanks for your comments and interest in these matters. Some people see and don't understand; others see and don't care. Numerous others are themselves prison investors and feel threatened by our advocacy. To clarify, I never accused Care2 itself of censoring me. The censorship happens at virtually every online site I use. Therefore, it is likely being orchastrated from outside the networks.

Care2 provides a valuable forum for Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill to carry its messages to the public. Care2 News Network is invaluable to every member who presents news and viewpoints that are unwelcome in the mainstream. Furthermore, Care2 provides an opportunity to network with millions of people who CARE about the direction of society, our environment, animal welfare, and whatever issues matter to us.

I have received no instructions from Care2 saying, "Say this, don't say that." The interference I complain about is real, and I believe it even caused Care2's eCard area to crash on Sept. 1 to prevent advocacy for a condemened man, Thomas Arthur.

I have years of videos saved because I know how difficult my allegations are to believe for people who never wrote about controversial matters that involve billions of dollars. But please do not say I accuse Care2 when that is not so. Yes, human rights messages are attacked online, and I have abundant proof of that fact. However, I do not want conversation about that to detract from the issues set forth in the article about the need to decriminalize mental illness to save money and most of all, to restore lives.

Again, thanks everyone for reading about the incarcerated mentally ill and other justice issues regarding human and civil rights. Please do not let your representatives forget while reforming health care that there are 2.3 million Americans behind bars who are incapable of providing their own health care because they are imprisoned. Over half of them are mentally ill and some of them are children. Make sure no more inmates die from simple tooth decay, as happened to eight inmates in California in 2007. Infection from rotten teeth reportedly entered their bloodstreams and killed them. EVERYBODY is someone's child, husband, sister, brother, or friend. God loves them all, even inmates who are guilty of the crimes for which they are serving time. Let us be humane. Call your reps to pass H.R.619 and ask them to institute AOTs to get acute mental patients the treatment they need, and some of them will get back to wholesome living.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 2:17 am
I`m sorry I don`t have time to delve into all the particulars here, but I know that MANY people in prison should not be there and should be in separate institutes to receive care. About a month ago Martin Grossman was put to death in Florida, after spending 25 years on death row. At the age of 19, this troubled boy with an I.Q. of 77, killed a parks warden. No premeditation, just a mixed up young man who feared what would happen to him if the park ranger took him in. Here at Care2 there was a petition to spare his life, to no avail.
Ones mental health is the stands at the apex of overall health, yet it remains hidden in the dark basement when it comes to treatment.

mary f (200)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 2:30 am
great pos as usual mary

Mary Neal (183)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 9:36 am
Thank you, Bev. Mentally ill people are not supposed to be executed, but it happens because courts declare them competent. Without executing people like Martn Grossman, there would be no excuse to continue charging Americans an extra $90,000 annually for keeping him on death row for many years. Many of society's problems are a part of the prison profiteering money scam. That is the point of my article.

H.R. 3200, the proposed national health care reform bill, does not include provisions for psychiatric hospitalization. That means the prison system will continue to suck up tax monies needed for education, job creation, and youth programs that help people avoid crimes and prison unless we insist that our representatives pass H.R. 619 as a separate bill and resume Medicaid funding for indigent and middle-class people with mental problems.

Mary Neal (183)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 9:41 am
Thanks for responding, Mary F. and all who note the article. Let your friends know that H.R. 619 for psychiatric hospitalization would resolve many problems facing the nation. Combine that with outpatient treatment for mentally ill people released from hospitals and jails, and billions of dollars annually could be used for other domestic needs - education, job creation, etc.


Mary Neal (183)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 3:30 pm
They've stepped up the "citizens police" around my home since publishing this article - also with your tax money. Two police cars were just at the suspected terrorists' home down the street on my side of the road. I hurried to get them two CDs of cyberstalking and cyberterror to give to the Sherrif, but they left before I could get them the CDs. More NEW neighbors are moving into a home across the road that had no "for sale" or "for rent" sign. We live in conditions like Jewish people did before and during WWII in Germany. Citizens in a DEMOCRACY should be able to advocate for a congressional bill without being gangstalked, don't you think? If this is not a democracy, someone needs to make a general announcement. We have digital TV to tell everyone at one time.

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