More Than Half Of LA County Inmates Who Are Mentally Ill Don’t Need To Be in Jail, Study Finds
— Read on laist.com/2020/01/07/mentally-health-jail-la-diversion.php
Arrestees who are mentally incompetent to stand trial are supposed to be sent for treatment. But thousands are being warehoused in jails for months without a conviction.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/when-mental-illness-becomes-jail-sentence/603154/
One day, one city, no relief: To capture San Francisco’s homeless crisis, we sent dozens of journalists onto the streets for 24 hours straight. Here’s what they found.
— Read on projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/24-hours-homelessness/
This article describes Stockton, California PD’s wellness network aimed at helping officers deal with stress and trauma. The award-winning initiative includes a significant orientation for new recruits and proactive measures when officers encounter difficult situations in the field. The police department endured layoffs earlier in the decade while the city went through bankruptcy, adding to…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/focus-on-wellness-in-stockton/
This is an interesting article about people in jail and mental illness.
People with mental illnesses in jails around the country are routinely dying in horrific ways and under preventable circumstances, a Virginian-Pilot investigation has found.
— Read on pilotonline.com/content/tncms/live/