Jails struggle with mentally ill

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Jails struggle with mentally ill

High booking, release rates exacerbating the problem
The Cook County Jail in Chicago, with more than 10,600 inmates, is one of the country’s largest single-site jails. A recent survey showed the rate of serious mental illness among jail inmates at 17 percent, but individual jails report much higher numbers.

Jails struggle with mentally ill

The Cook County Jail in Chicago, with more than 10,600 inmates, is one of the country’s largest single-site jails. A recent survey showed the rate of serious mental illness among jail inmates at 17 percent, but individual jails report much higher numbers.
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