national sheriffs' association
They plan to discuss Trump's executive orders and other issues.
There is no doubt that America's mental health system is in crisis and must be fixed. In my view, The Excellence in Mental Health Act is inclusive, recovery based, and responds to crisis and promotes accountability. More importantly, this legislation incorporates decades of extensive policy review, study and evidence base.
Unfortunately, it isn't only the inmates who suffer from these exorbitantly high phone rates. In the vast majority of cases, the charges get passed down to inmates' families, who are already struggling under the financial and emotional burden of having a loved one in prison.
A recent study issued by the National Sheriff's Association and the Treatment Advocacy Center describes the shocking fact that there are now three times more mentally ill persons in American jails and prisons than there are in hospitals.