Jails in U.S. Struggle with Role as Asylums

The Chicago jail and many of its 3,300 counterparts across the country have become treatment centers of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for nonviolent crimes. And like other jails, it is awash in a tide of booking and releases that make it particularly unsuited for the task.

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Jails in U.S. Struggle with Role as Asylums

The Chicago jail and many of its 3,300 counterparts across the country have become treatment centers of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for nonviolent crimes. And like other jails, it is awash in a tide of booking and releases that make it particularly unsuited for the task.

To read the full original article, click here.