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County Jail Staff Not Prepared To Serve Inmates With Mental Disorders

News | August 8, 2016

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About half of county jails reported that in 2011 that 2% or less of their initial training for staff and sheriff’s deputies was allotted to issues specifically related to handling inmates with serious mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. About 60% reported that only two hours or less of annual training were…

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