Thursday, November 1, 2007

New mental health program in Harris County jail

KHOU.com reports on a new program in the Harris County jail that will address the needs of inmates with mental illness.

"On any given day there are 9,000 inmates there. About 20 percent of them have a history of mental illness.

The jail has now formed a new mental health unit make up of 61 specially trained officers. The jail has also spent about $1 million converting 4 cell blocks into mental health housing. Inmates will be screened during intake instead of being placed immediately in the general population."

Read more about what experts are deeming a "revolutionary program."

1 comment:

Ali said...

Have you even looked at the crimes these people committed? Did their victims get a second chance when they begged for mercy? No, they didn't and neither should these sick bastards.