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How two reporters laid bare chronic problems in Texas jails, where inmates with mental health... more »
posted 02/02/22
Because of stiff penalties and a backlogged state hospital system, relatively minor assaults can... more »
posted 07/21/21

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After years of steady waitlist growth, state data shows a glimmer of hope for an eventual turnaround.
As the waitlist for a state hospital bed in Texas continues to grow, mental health leaders remain dedicated to the widespread adoption of a strategy known as “Eliminate the Wait.”
New details revealed about a fatal incident within Texas’ understaffed state hospital system, where little information is made public about patients — even when they die.