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Report: Minnesota county jails fail the mentally ill


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s office released a highly critical report Thursday on the state of mental health services within the county jail system.

The report detailed a lack of training and resources for correctional workers — and noted that state laws didn’t adequately address those issues. Worse, existing state laws weren’t being complied with — this, despite most sheriffs saying that inmates should have better access to psychiatric services.


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