Mar 16, 2015
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart reported that more than one in three prisoners in his jail suffer from severe mental illness. They end up in jail because there is nowhere else for them to go in Chicago. There are almost no mental health services left for people without money to pay.
What does it say about a society that doesn’t provide treatment for the mentally ill and instead jails them? That is a society that is criminal! Capitalist society!