Oklahoma’s mental health system has been underfunded and overburdened for decades. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Robinette, citing a growing number of inmates with mental illnesses, says mental health pods are necessary in ensuring this population is helped as best as possible. “In the long run, on back end, they’re going to get out,” she said.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center near Chinatown in Manhtattan is featured in a soon-to-be published book titled “Hell is A Very Small Place.” The 12-story structure holds about 70 inmates.
More than a thousand so-called Dreamers will likely be removed in coming deportation raids, including those with orders of removal and minor criminal records, even if they were not directly targeted by the Trump administration, says an Obama immigration official.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán makes a formal not-guilty plea, as U.S. prosecutors detailed their case against the drug lord. The U.S. says Guzmán built an international, multibillion-dollar business, protecting it with a “veritable army, ready to war with competitors and anyone Guzman deemed to be a traitor.”
About 30 people have agreed to enter drug treatment in the initiative, which started last year. Many have been successful in treatment and getting work or going back to school.