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Health Concerns Discussed

PANELISTS AGREE JAIL NOT PROPER PLACE FOR MENTALLY ILL

Posted: October 11, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

Gene Drake with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office speaks Wednesday, during the NWA Community Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice in the Mercy Medical Center auditorium in Rogers. The program, sponsored by the Benton County Bar Association and the University of Arkansas’ Counselor Education Program, was moderated by Circuit Judge Jon Comstock.

Panelists at a mental health forum agreed the mentally ill should not languish in county jails, but finding a solution is an ongoing challenge.

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There is in fact a solution to the problem of the crazies roaming the land. The Germans came up with it back in the 1930's.

However, it required a lot of State intervention - and, as it turned out, a great deal of tax money, too. I think they called it "Hitlercare" or something like that... .

Posted by: CaptainQuint

October 11, 2012 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )