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Tom Rees | Criminal Defence Lawyer Winnipeg
9
Apr

American Jails Are Full of People with Mental Health Issues

 

There have been numerous reports about jails in America housing many people with mental health issues. Vice News has released a story about Chicago’s Cook County Jail and the effects of the justice system on people in that area.

For the mentally ill in Chicago, the effects of this inadequacy are felt on a magnified scale, as budget cuts and a lack of community-based mental health resources have left these individuals with minimal support. More often than not, this means being repeatedly swept up into the criminal justice system for low-level, non-violent crimes.

 

 

Click here to see the story on ViceNews.com