Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

“Smart Justice”: diverting people with serious mental illness out of jail and into treatment

Jails are a holding ground for the mentally ill. Indeed, these defacto “treatment” facilities hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illnesses as state hospitals. In 44 states and the District of Columbia, at least one prison or jail holds more people with serious mental illnesses than the largest state psychiatric hospital, according […]
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