Brown Given Stern Deadline to Fix Overcrowding

WASHINGTON — California Governor Jerry Brown has been given 21 days to reduce the number of inmates from the state’s 33 correctional facilities or will be held in contempt, according to federal judges.

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Lonestar State Set to Increase Inmate Mental Health Services

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is making efforts to increase mental health care services in order to address the rising number of nonviolent inmates with mental illnesses and reduce recidivism of those inmates.

Senator Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has developed a pilot program to be carried out in Harris County Jail, which, Hauffman said, is regarded as Texas’ largest mental health facility.

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