Only 2% Of Jail Training Deals with Mentally Ill Inmates

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Jails across the U.S. increasingly are crowded with mentally ill inmates, yet very little training is available for the officers tasked with their care, finds a new survey by the national nonprofits Treatment Advocacy Center and Public Citizen, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The survey included responses from 230 sheriffs departments that operated jails in 39 states. Almost half of the jails reported that . . .

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