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Morning Reads 5/2/2012

This is a problem. No one should be forced to choose between starvation and going to jail. Life isn’t a game of Monopoly. Meanwhile, Georgia Sheriffs are looking into alternatives to incarcerating the mentally ill for minor offenses. The cash-strapped University system is being sued, by a jilted basketball coach. No Child Left Behind is [...]
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D.A. Jackie Lacey calls jailing of mentally ill a 'moral question'

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (4 months ago)

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey told county supervisors Tuesday that gaps in services and communication breakdowns between agencies have resulted in more mentally ill people being sent to jail. Read Post

Dart: Up to 9,000 inmates signed up for Obamacare to help with mental health treatment

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (4 months ago)

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, attempting to cope with what he says is a growing mental health crisis among inmates at the county jail, said up to 9,000 people who have been incarcerated have signed up for health insurance under the ... Read Post

L.A. County Deputy Resigns After Saying He Was Forced to Beat Mentally Ill Inmate

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (3 years ago)

A rookie and "honor recruit" from the L.A. County Sheriff's department resigned shortly after he said that he was forced to beat a mentally ill inmate, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 23-year-old rookie Joshua Sather had bee... Read Post

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