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choclgs 03-18-2017 11:11 PM

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail
America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

"At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.

It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their turn before a judge, you wouldn't be able to tell. Pre-bail processing here takes place entirely underground. A labyrinth of tunnels connects the jail’s buildings to one another and to the Cook County Criminal Court. Signs and directions are intentionally left off the smooth concrete corridors to hinder escape attempts. Even those who run the jail get lost down here from time to time, they told me."

onparoleinTO 03-19-2017 12:35 PM

True of jails everywhere. Not only are they huge mental 'health' facilities, but they are especially expensive and especially ineffective...

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