Mental Health Care Issues Confound Nation's Jails

NPR: Nation's Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Prisoners
Three hundred and fifty thousand: That's a conservative estimate for the number of offenders with mental illness confined in America's prisons and jails. More Americans receive mental health treatment in prisons and jails than in hospitals or treatment centers (Sullivan, 9/4).

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