Sheriff Targets Mental Illness Link to Gun Violence

On a recent stroll down the fifth-floor cell block of his urban jail, Sheriff Richard Stanek of Minneapolis glanced through door windows at inmates and lamented shortcomings of the nation's mental health care system. "If you look just in this jail, with 38,000 inmates who come through here every year, about one third of them suffer from some form of severe or untreated mental illness," Stanek said. While most are non-violent, he added, "untreated, we have a problem." Eight of the nine...Full Story
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