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The New Yorker: UMass Medical School correctional mental health expert says psychiatric organizations don’t pay attention to challenges of working in prisons

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.

Dr. Appelbaum urges American Psychiatric Association to oppose solitary confinement in prisons

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, calls for the American Psychiatric Association and other mental health organizations to oppose solitary confinement in U.S. prisons in an editorial he wrote for the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Dr. Appelbaum to receive Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for first correctional psychiatry textbook

The American Psychiatric Association will present the prestigious Manfred S. Guttmacher Award to UMass Medical School’s Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, and his co-editors for their work on the Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry, the first comprehensive correctional psychiatric textbook.