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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Shaila Dewan: In Houston, the jail has reached its highest population in a decade. More than half of the detainees who died there had a history of mental problems.

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Certainly the case in L.A.

witnessla.com

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-22 02:50 PM | Reply

Jails are crowded and deadly because the US is 25th in poverty rate among the top 25 nation economies.

Right after #24 Mexico.

confrontingpoverty.org

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-22 03:07 PM | Reply

"More than half of detainees who died in a Houston jail had a history of mental health problems."

...and probably should have not been in jail. But Republicans think mental health issues should be treated as criminal cases.

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-11-22 05:04 PM | Reply

They've been worthy of concentration camp status for decades.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-11-22 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"More than half of detainees who died in a Houston jail had a history of mental health problems."
...and probably should have not been in jail. But Republicans think mental health issues should be treated as criminal cases.

#3 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2022-11-22 05:04 PM | FLAG:

The Mayor of Houston has been a Democrat since 1983. It's a Democrat city council. I'm sure one day they'll commoditize the homeless but they're Democrats not Progressive Democrats. It'll take them longer to get there.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-22 06:50 PM | Reply

Well I sure hope they have room for one more...

#6 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-11-22 07:57 PM | Reply

One could almost assume that it's about as deadly as the victims of murders.

"But Republicans think mental health issues should be treated as criminal cases."

And Democrats somehow think that who someone is should cancel out any crimes they commit. As if anyone with any kind of mental illness gets "Get out of jail free" cards and should be able to live free like everyone else.

A murderer is a danger to society no matter who they are. But I guess people like you are OK with crime as long as it is only done by mentally ill people.

Shame this country can't find center again. One side wants crime to grow and wants to make it possible that certain groups of people are free to commit any crimes they want, and the other side is completely ignoring that one rule can't possibly adequately govern over 330m people.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2022-11-23 12:21 PM | Reply

Shame this country can't find center again.

#7 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You're MAGA. So yeah, damned shame.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-23 12:33 PM | Reply

Well...I believe even people in jail should have humane conditions. I am also against the death penalty. What I've seen in some prison systems is disturbing.

#9 | Posted by wolfdog at 2022-11-23 09:16 PM | Reply

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