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Etymology: L, in, within, carcerare, to imprison
to trap, imprison, or confine, such as a loop of intestine in an inguinal hernia. See also hernia.

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Q. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. Family and friend assumes that he is bipolar, but as yet he is not been diagnosed. He has answered yes to all the questions in a questionnaire to indicate bipolar. Bipolar do commit murder often and would he have been manic when he did it?

A. It is not uncommon for someone suffering with bipolar to commit crimes, mostly this happens in a manic state. His family can talk to his lawyer about getting him a pychological evaluation, if he is dagnosed bipolar they can begin to treat him. He will still be responsible for his actions but they can work with him to make him better. Good luck

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There seems to be, quite literally, no end in sight, no escape for us or for those we incarcerate.
As the prison population continues its costly growth, debate on the issue of incarceration seems to revolve around not whether or not to incarcerate offenders but just how hard to throw the book at them.
It is estimated that by 2022, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will incarcerate about 30,000 elders.