Mental Health in Prison Report by The 21st published on 2018-12-12T19:37:14Z A new report by a court-appointed psychiatrist says that the Illinois Department of Corrections continues to flounder with prisoner mental health. Dr. Pablo Stewart was appointed after a lawsuit settlement in 2016 regarding the lack of adequate mental health care in state prisons. And he says he’s convinced the staff are abusing mentally ill inmates at one correctional center, Pontiac. Just on the heels of this, another report from a national non-profit called FWD.us says Illinois prisons are nearly 40 percent over capacity. Illinois Public Media’s Christine Herman has been reporting on on the state of mental health in prisons and she joined us in the studio. Alan Mills also joined us on the line from the Uptown People’s Law Center in Chicago.