Mental Illness in America's Jails

Posted by: toddw 10/1/2018 10:26 PM

Mental Illness in America's Jails

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Virginian-Pilot, along with students from Marquette University, recently undertook a comprehensive effort to examine what happens to people with mental illness in jails throughout the country. After tracking the deaths of 404 people since 2010, the results were harrowing. Sadly, jails end up as the default treatment for people with mental illness, but law enforcement officials and experts agree that the system is broken. We’ll talk to Gary Harki, the investigative reporter who led the effort. Do you have a personal story to share about this issue? Call us at 1-800-940-2240 or 757-440-2665.

Today's Guests:

Manuela Tobias - Politifact
Linda Bryant - former Assistant Superintendent, Hampton Roads Regional Jail
Gary A. Harki - Special Projects Reporter, The Virginian-Pilot

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