The New ‘Asylum’: When Jails Become Mental Health Facilities

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Michael Lawrence Martinez Jr. sits behind plexiglass at the Fabian Dale Dominguez State Jail during an interview. Photo by Ana Ramirez/Victoria Advocate

State prisons and jails in the U.S. now hold 10 times more mentally ill people than psychiatric hospitals. But they get little help while they’re inside . . .

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