County jails struggle to treat inmates with mental illness County jails struggle to treat inmates with mental illness
According to federal data from 2011 to 2012, more than 40 percent of jail inmates reported having been told by a mental health professional that they... County jails struggle to treat inmates with mental illness

According to federal data from 2011 to 2012, more than 40 percent of jail inmates reported having been told by a mental health professional that they had a mental health disorder. And while about 1 in 4 jail inmates met the threshold for having serious psychological distress at the time of the survey, only about a third of those were receiving treatment for it.


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