Amid growing recognition that large numbers of U.S. jail inmates suffer from mental health problems, three major organizations have gathered teams from 50 places in Washington, D.C., to plan a detailed attack on the problem.
At least one-fifth of jail inmates had a "serious mental illness" as of 2014, estimated the Virginia-based Treatment Advocacy Center. The organization said there were more mentally ill people in the Los Angeles County Jail, Chicago’s Cook County Jail, or . . .
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