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County to Receive Federal Assistance

Lincoln County’s effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system has received a major boost, according to county officials.

Supervisors Seek to Reduce Ontario County Jail Population

The final measure was the county joining the “Stepping Up” Initiative. The national initiative is designed to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails across the country, which is estimated at more than 2 million.

Opinion: Mental Illness, Untreated Behind Bars

Mr. Trump acknowledged that “prison should not be a substitute for treatment” and said his administration would try to address this challenge. A good start would be to extend the public health system into jails and prisons, which take in the poorest and most illness-prone people in society.