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Santa Barbara County Grand Jury critical of handling of chronically homeless

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 6:58am

A new Santa Barbara County Grand Jury report says that the county’s jail system has by default become the county’s largest mental health care provider, with in excess of a quarter of all inmates being treated for psychological problems. The report says the county needs to work with its medical services provider in the jails to improve mental health care, which it says isn’t up to snuff.

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