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January 24, 2019 – A lack of community-based mental health housing facilities have left mentally ill inmates incarcerated months past their release dates — including some in solitary confinement, a new lawsuit alleges. “Our clients are told, often on the day they expect to be released from prison, that they will not be leaving and must stay until community housing is located,”

The Office of Mental Health, issued a response challenging this claim, “New York funds one of the most robust supportive housing networks in the nation for individuals with mental illness. The State invests close to $500 million annually for community-based housing for adults with serious mental illness including more than 44,000 units of housing statewide.”

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