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L.A. County Expands Efforts To Divert Mentally Ill Inmates To Treatment

A program to move eligible mentally ill inmates from county jail into community-based treatment will be expanded to courtrooms countywide, officials announced Monday. Roughly one-third of the men in county jails — an estimated 5,134 individuals in February — suffer from mental illness. More than half of those men could be safely released into community-based […]