Mentally Ill Homeless People Keep Going to Jail. But a Study Says L.A. County Can Fix That

Los Angeles Times

By Doug Smith

On a typical day, thousands of homeless and mentally ill people are behind bars in Los Angeles County’s jails. But more than half of them would be good candidates to divert into housing with supportive services instead, according a new study from the Department of Health Services. If enough housing and services were available, nearly 3,000 people in custody at any given time would be eligible for release — either before their trials or before finishing their sentences.

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