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    Freda Moon
    Writer & Reporter
    New York, NY 09.22.010
    Recent Work
    Mental Health: Policy and Law
    by Freda Moon
    My portfolio topic, mental health and the law, was a look at the experiences of those with serious mental illness in the American criminal justice system. The beat took me inside Riker's Island to interview inmates, into New York's treatment-centered mental health courts to observe reforms at work and into the homes of families with a mentally ill member in long-term solitary confinement.
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