A Summary Of The Deinstitutionalization Of Mentally Ill

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Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill HSM 210 Lisa Dale April 17, 2012 The local effect of the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill on my community is that the local jails in my community are filling up with those that are or can be classified as mentally ill. This really hits home because I have family members that are mentally ill and have had some encounters with law enforcement. I live in such a relatively small community; the county that I live in “rents” space in the next county over’s jail. Just this past year, the new detention center was opened because the inmate count was becoming too large for the current jail. This assignment has got me thinking how many of that population are mentally
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