"Despite what you see on television, a verdict of 'not guilty by reason of insanity' is exceedingly rare. Most defendants with mental illnesses end up incarcerated—studies reveal that fully half of all prisoners have at least one mental disorder. That is one million people in the U.S. alone, and the prison system does very little to successfully treat them. As a result, the recidivism rate among returning citizens is especially high for those with serious disorders." - American Psychiatric Society
MIRA recognizes this and curates linkage to behavioral, mental, and addiction supportive services for individuals in need.
Mayor's Initiative for Reentry Affairs
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Bridgeport, CT 06604
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