By Drew Brooks Military editor
April 10, 2016
"Approximately one in 10 prison inmates have served in the military," Newsom said. "Many suffer from PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury, which increases the likelihood of violent, aggressive and impulsive behavior and requires a regular regime of therapy and medication."Activists looking to improve the mental health care for jailed veterans will host a vigil outside the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Monday.
The event will start at 5 p.m. at the museum, 100 Bragg Blvd.
It's led by the Fayetteville Quaker House, which has circulated a petition in recent weeks aimed at encouraging state leaders to provide better care for service members and veterans behind bars, including Joshua Eisenhauer, a former Fort Bragg staff sergeant who was sentenced to between 10 and 18 years in prison last year for charges related to a 2012 shooting at his apartment.
Lynn Newsom, a Quaker House director, said Eisenhauer suffers from severe combat related post-traumatic stress.
She said he is held in an open room with 30 other prisoners, allowed to see a social worker only about once every two months.
And the prison, she said, abuts a shooting range, which worsens his trauma.
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