Bay Area County Jails Struggle To Provide Care, Treatment for Inmates With Mental Illnesses
Thousands of jail inmates with mental health illnesses are waiting for spots to open up in mental health treatment programs, according to jail officials. Experts say such programs are necessary to prevent inmates from becoming repeat-offenders. However, officials say they have not been able to expand services or staffing to meet inmates' mental health needs.
- "Mental Health Treatment for the Bay Area Incarcerated Lacking, Officials Say" (Nelson, Bay Area News, 9/20).