Crime & Courts

June 19, 2010

Sedgwick County jail needs mental health pod, sheriff says

Sedgwick County's jail needs to better serve the mentally ill, who stay longer than other inmates and are of greater risk to themselves and others, Sheriff Robert Hinshaw says. Hinshaw has asked — again — for commissioners to support a mental health "pod" at the jail. It would house up to 49 inmates with severe and persistent mental illness and focus more on treatment.

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