More ill Ohio inmates refuse post-prison help

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More mentally ill inmates are refusing help in making the transition from prison to the free world even as advocates are suing Ohio to force the state to do more for them, state records show.

Nearly one in four mentally ill inmates either declined post-release services or never showed up for their prison appointment in the state fiscal year ending in June 2009, according to a review of Department of Mental Health records by The Associated Press.

Reported by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press
Dayton Daily News

Submitted by Darrell H.

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