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There's a pressing need for LA’s Office of Diversion and Reentry to scale up its diversion capacity for moms, but so far the money to do so hasn’t been there.
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Moms talk about what it’s like to be pregnant in jail, and about their lives before and after incarceration.
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By October 2021, the number of people stuck in jail waiting for a state hospital bed had grown to a new record of 1,838 people.
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In Texas, those charged with crimes and found mentally incompetent are entitled to treatment at a state hospital before returning to jail and standing trial. The failing system waitlists hundreds. Sometimes they die sooner than receiving treatment.
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A survey of Californians sheds new light on how the pandemic is shifting attitudes.
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Residential programs that serve Philadelphia children should be required to install video cameras, train and pay staff well, and commit to reducing or eliminating the use of physical restraints, a group of local leaders said Tuesday.
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The largest psychiatric facility in Sonoma County is not a hospital. It’s the jail.
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Inmates who cycle in and out of jail can drive up incarceration and health care costs, says researcher Shannon McConville. Can Medicaid make a meaningful difference?

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that approximately one in five state jail prisoners have a recent history of a mental health condition. Jail health care officials say that it's one in four in Tulare County. A mental health court is trying to change that.

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Inside the the Harris County Jail is an award-winning Mental Health Unit that functions as a full psychiatric hospital for up to 250 inmates. Outside the jail, Houstonians with mental illness often can’t find those kinds of services.

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