“We continue to send people with mental disorders to prison, because there seems to be nowhere else for them to go.”

Prison cells with single beds

Have jails become the replacement for mental hospitals? reports, “researchers looked at data fromĀ all 3,141 U.S. counties and singled out variables that could influence jail population per capita. After analyzing their data, it became clear that, as the report puts it, “counties with smaller populations, larger percentages of individuals that did not graduate […]