Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system

I’ve written about it many times before.  But something must be done.  We are not different from other parts of the country.  At an event this spring Sheriff Bouchard made the statement that about 1/3 of the population of the jail requires some form of mental health treatment.   Even I was shocked at that large number.

USA Today did an excellent story on this national problem.

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system.