Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

A Novel Way to Help People in Prisons and Jails with Severe Mental Illness

Judge Steven Leifman
Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court-Criminal Division, Florida
2018 Pardes Humanitarian Prize
2012 Productive Lives Award

Judge, how do we find ourselves in the position we are in today, with an estimated half a million people with mental illnesses in our jails and prisons on an average day? How can this possibly have happened?