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Monday, September 27, 2010

What's the best way to keep the mentally ill out of jail?

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Johnson County is one of two sites working with the Justice Department to find ways to keep the mentally ill out of jail, Joe Lambe writes this morning. About 17 percent of the jail's inmates are mentally ill, and many of them are "frequent fliers." A lot of those people are getting into trouble because there aren't treatment centers available and they have a difficult time getting the necessary medication.

Hat Tip: Many thanks, Keith G in PV!

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