How Do You Fit 255 Mentally Ill Inmates into 16 Acute-Care Beds?

Tue, July 23, 2019 3:31 PM | Marsha Grant (Administrator)

Behavioral Wellness Commission to Submit Report Outlining Potential Solutions

By Delaney Smith | Fri Jul 19, 2019 | 11:55am

There are currently 821 mentally ill inmates statewide who are deemed incompetent to stand trial but are stuck in California jails waiting to receive treatment in Department of State Hospitals facilities. Until beds become available, they have to go without treatment — sometimes for months.

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