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Texas examines mental health issues in county jails

In the wake of high-profile jail suicides in Texas in the last year, the Texas House and Senate are studying mental health issues and regulation of county jails this interim. Both chambers have heard proposals that could lead to legislation … Continue reading

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State grant funds legal aid for some arrestees with mental illness

Bexar County recently began a program partially funded by a state grant that could increase the number of indigent criminal defendants with mental illness released from jail on a personal bond before trial. The grant will help provide certain arrestees … Continue reading

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