Friday, March 7, 2014

Mental health-care: Jails should not warehouse the mentally ill - Winston-Salem Journal: Editorials

Since North Carolina’s disastrous privatization of mental health services began more than a decade ago, the gap in mental health care in Pitt County and elsewhere has largely been filled by — and has filled — county jails. A move toward regional consolidation of services will not be successful if the unintended consequence of perpetual incarceration is not eased.

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