Last Year, We Passed the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act!

Half of all people killed by police suffer from mental illness and about 25% of our jails and prisons are filled with non-violent offenders who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Jails and prisons hold ten times as many individuals with mental illness than hospitals and are often the largest providers of mental health services. 

We let Congress know that our jails and prisons are not mental health facilities and should not be treated as such.

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