'Jail no place for the mentally ill'

'Jail no place for the mentally ill'

There are 3 comments on the Desoto Times Online story from Sep 7, 2007, titled 'Jail no place for the mentally ill'. In it, Desoto Times Online reports that:

“They (DeSoto County jail) don't have the staff and they don't have the facilities to handle them”

A mental health crisis is brewing inside the DeSoto County Jail and countless other jails throughout Mississippi, primarily due to lack of state funding for mental health facilities. via Desoto Times Online

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Memphis, TN

#1 Sep 12, 2007

Long Beach, MS

#2 Sep 15, 2007
the state needs to go back to long term and maybe even permanent care for the mentally ill in the state mental hospital.
funding a problem

Ozark, MO

#3 Jun 15, 2008
funding is your main problem. And no one wants to admit mental illness effects everyone. it is the shameful disease. Only famlies that deal with this knows how difficult it is.

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