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Resource ID: #22574
Subject: Mental Health
Source: Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)
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Date: 8/28/05

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The Gazette found a direct correlation between cuts in Colorado's public mental health system and increased incarceration of mentally ill people. Prisons and jails are unequipped to treat their mentally ill inmates, who often commit crimes while incarcerated and serve time beyond their original sentences. The Gazette also found high recidivism rates among mentally ill ex-convicts.

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