Like many jails across the country, the one in Montgomery County stands in as a de facto mental-health facility in its community. On any day, about a fifth of 600-plus inmates suffer from serious and persistent conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression.
Hoping to reduce that number, county leaders are moving closer to establishing two “mental health courts,” an increasingly popular way across the country to divert low-level offenders with mental illness from confinement.
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