There are nearly ten times as many mentally ill persons in jails and prisons as there are in mental hospitals presently in the U.S., according to a recent Marin County Civil Grand Jury report. And California’s county jails have a “particularly severe burden” due to the closing of most of the state’s mental hospitals.
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