DOJ: Up To 64% Of Jail Inmates May Have Mental Health Problems.

The CBS Evening News (3/5, story 8, 3:15, Pelley) reported, “With a shortage of mental facilities jails have become the new asylums.” CBS correspondent John Miller explained, “The Department of Justice says up to 64% of inmates at local jails have some mental health problem. Using that DOJ statistic, the two largest jails in the United States, Cook County and LA County, would become two of the largest mental institutions in the country de facto.”

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