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Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system - USA Today


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ON AMERICA’S STREETS, POLICE ENCOUNTERS WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES INCREASINGLY DIRECT RESOURCES AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ROLES.

In a series of stories in the coming months, USA TODAY will explore the human and financial costs the country pays for not caring more about the nearly 10 million Americans with serious mental illness. About 1.2 million people in state, local and …


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