Can California Jails Handle Mentally Ill Inmates?

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Questions are being raised about the way California jails are handling a sharp increase in the number of mentally ill inmates, the Los Angeles Times reports. In one case for 46 hours, Andrew Holland’s legs and arms were shackled to a chair in the San Luis Obispo County jail. Holland, who suffered from schizophrenia, sat in his own filth, eating and drinking little. He was naked, except for a helmet and mask covering his face and a blanket that . . .

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