Three times as many mentally ill people are in jails and prisons than in hospitals specializing in mental health care as states across the... Georgia struggles to aid people with mental illness behind bars

Three times as many mentally ill people are in jails and prisons than in hospitals specializing in mental health care as states across the nation close them, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. In Georgia, there are only 10 beds per 100,000 residents. At the same time, the numbers of incarcerated mentally ill people has increased.

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