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Resource ID: #19892
Subject: Prisons
Source: WFAA-TV (Dallas)
Date: July 31, August 1, 3, 16, 21, September 4, 17, 2002



WFAA-TV examined the Dallas County Jail, which has 7,000 prisoners and has been described as the largest mental institution in Texas--at least 1300 of the prisoners are currently or have previously been prescribed some kind of psychotropic medication. The investigation found that "many are not getting their 'meds' in jail, endangering them, fellow prisoners, and ultimately, society when they are released from incarceration."

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