More Must Be Done For Mentally Ill Inmates, Panel Says
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Arkansas must do more to prevent jails and prisons from acting as de facto hospitals for thousands of people with mental illness, a panel of officials and experts said Wednesday night.
By The Numbers
Mental Illness And Jails
JurisdictionTotal InmatesInmates with Severe Mental Illness
Washington County Detention Center529Around 90
Arkansas Department of Correction17,766Around 3,000
Source: Staff Report
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