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  • Despite dropping rates, the United States still incarcerates more young people than any other country. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, as of July 2021 93% of the youth housed at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile correctional facility have a mental health condition. Of those youth, 25% have a serious illness. WUWM hosted a live virtual discussion focused on how being incarcerated impacts the mental health of young people and what’s being done to address it both inside the facilities and upon returning to the community.
  • Despite dropping rates, the United States still incarcerates more young people than any other country. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, as of July 2021 93% of the youth housed at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile correctional facility have a mental health condition. Of those youth, 25% have a serious illness. WUWM hosted a live virtual discussion focused on how being incarcerated impacts the mental health of young people and what’s being done to address it both inside the facilities and upon returning to the community.
  • 89.7 WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR is partnering with APM’s mental health initiative for a free, virtual Well Beings Tour event October 20 at 7:00 pm. Join us for Call to Mind Live: Youth Incarceration and Mental Health. You can find a link and register at WUWM.com or on our Facebook page.
  • The Wisconsin prison system is facing a lot of challenges for both adults and young people. Wisconsin is second in the country for racial disparity among…