Tag Archives: Mental health

Arizona police sign on to White House plan to cut jail populations


A federal program calls on police agencies to train officers to handle mental health crises, urges police and health officials to share data on people who have crossed their paths recently, and encourages use of data-based tools to assess risk and release low-risk people awaiting trial in jail simply because they can’t make bail.

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County accused of letting mentally ill inmates languish


Lawyers pressing a decades-old lawsuit over conditions in metro Phoenix's jail system say inmates with serious mental illnesses are suffering needlessly because authorities aren't bringing them to outside treatment centers, often leaving them to languish in lockdown cells where they suffer from extreme isolation.

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