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Mental health for inmates lacking, some say (access required)

There are 2,267 inmates in Mecklenburg County. Of those, 281, or 12 percent, on average are receiving mental health services, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Julia Rush. But some say the jail system is falling short of caring for such inmates. They are calling for changes in the system, such as alternative sentencing, counseling for ...

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