It's a common lament of the nation's police officers and prison wardens alike: A large proportion of the crime suspects and inmates they find themselves dealing with suffer from mental illness, substance-abuse issues, or both.
Today, a coalition of organizations spanning justice and health interests are launching a new campaign to focus on what they call "behavioral health issues in the criminal justice system."
At a meeting in Washington, D.C., the groups are issuing what they . . .
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