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A Summit on the Mentally Ill in U.S. Jails

Amid growing recognition that large numbers of U.S. jail inmates suffer from mental health problems, three major organizations have gathered teams from 50 places in Washington, D.C., to plan a detailed attack on the problem.

Obama Finalizes New Mental Health Rules for Medicaid

The rules aim to strengthen the existing 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires health insurers to offer the same level of benefits for mental health and substance abuse that they do for physical health.

Salt Lake County Approves $5.2 Million in Funding for Criminal-Justice, Homelessness Programs

The County Council approved Tuesday the release of $2.2 million to the sheriff’s office, the criminal-justice-services division and the behavioral health agency to beef up their ranks and expand the community treatment services needed to keep “high-risk, high-need individuals” from living in a revolving door between homeless shelters and the county jail, racking up big bills for taxpayers.

Franklin County Jail Adding 27 Employees to Assess New Inmates

These interviews will help determine which inmates should be housed together and what services they might need. Connecting inmates to those services inside the jail will help them better transition to life outside it, Stobart said.