Legislation Could Expand Jail Mental Health Services

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation earlier this month that could improve mental health and other health care services at local jails across the country. The legislation aims to expand the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program to also include county and municipal correctional facilities, serving a larger swath of the 64 percent of jail inmates currently suffering from mental health conditions.

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