Mental Health Concerns continue at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

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Mental health concerns continue to plague the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery stated...

In 2005, the Department of Justice released a report that suggested 64% of inmates in local jails suffer from mental health problems. The same report suggested that 56% of inmates in state prisons and 45% of inmates in federal prisons suffer from mental health problems.

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In 1959, nearly 559,000 mentally ill patients were housed in state mental hospitals, but when the government decided to "deinstitutionalize" mentally ill persons that number dropped to 70,000 by 1990. Today, a concrete number has not been released. However, jails and prisons continue to be overcrowded with a large number of inmates needing mental help.

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