Category: mental health hospital

As Colorado’s Rural Sheriffs Struggle on Front Lines of Mental Health Care, They Will Stop Throwing Mentally Ill in Jail without Charges

The Denver Post By Noelle Phillips The isolation cell at the Delta County jail is stark. Its bright-white walls are padded with a dense rubber so people can’t thrash against a cinder-block wall and harm themselves. There’s a floor drain that serves as a pit toilet, and there’s a bench built into the wall for …

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