WPost Examines Treatment Of Inmates With Mental Illnesses

On its front page, the Washington Post (9/30, A1, Jouvenal) examines the plight of inmates with mental illnesses, who “are being warehoused for weeks, months and, in rare cases, years in jails around the nation, waiting to go to state mental hospitals where experts determine whether they are well enough to stand trial and treat those who aren’t.” The Post notes that advocates “say the delays are leaving vulnerable defendants to languish, sometimes with tragic results.”

Related Links:

— “Man accused of stealing $5 in snacks died in jail as he waited for space at mental hospital,” Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, September 29, 2015.

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