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Jails As Mental Health Centers

Incarceration spawns a policy conundrum

February 19, 2013

Cost can’t always be measured in dollars and cents....

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forestcodweller

Feb-19-13 8:24 AM

The cycle: close most of the state hospitals in the state, where do those people go, they end up in prison. So, we build more prisons to house the ones that use to be in the state hospitals. However, little or no support to the county jails.

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justobserving

Feb-19-13 9:27 AM

The Bunny Huggers and the high cost of Pensions for employees and Health care for patients closed the state hospitals. Years ago the patients farmed the land and sold the produce to the public until the libs protested that it infringed on patients rights to do someting to support their existence.

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seriouslyalready

Feb-19-13 1:01 PM

I am sure there are rules that people on probation have to follow, sounds like reporting that you lost your job is one of those rules, period. Probation is an effort to hold people accountable for their actions, and from what I read in comments that is the biggest complaint that no one get help accountable...well here ya go and people still gripe!

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Heydrich

Feb-19-13 3:26 PM

seriouslyalready, thank you, thank you, and thank you again! Well stated. I am one of those who preaches accountability on here so you will get no argument from me. Rules are in place for a purpose.

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Lifelongresident

Feb-19-13 3:53 PM

If I'm on probation I better follow ALL the rules. His or her inability to follow rules got him or her on probation and it sounds like he or she is no smarter now.

Sorry I'm not feeling sorry for the person.

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MTOMTO

Feb-19-13 4:39 PM

"Rules are in place for a purpose."

But, it's a "the rules don't apply to me" society now, isn't it?

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MTOMTO

Feb-19-13 4:47 PM

"that is the biggest complaint that no one get help accountable"

An assistant number cruncher?

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